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Weekender: June 10, 2017

Weekender: 06/10/2017

Welcome to the weekend! Each week, we like to offer a few quick highlights from our week that we think will give you something worthwhile to think about over the weekend. 316 more words

The Weekender

More opposition to theodicy from the Protestant mainline. Why?

Drew McIntyre, a fellow United Methodist pastor and blogger, reflects on a book by William Placher, who says, like so many others in the Protestant mainline, that we Christians ought to avoid traditional theodicies. 597 more words

The Summer Reading List: 2017 Edition

Summer is once again almost upon us. For students and professors, this means a collective sigh of relief—a short but nevertheless real break from grappling with papers and stressing over deadlines. 1,375 more words

Book Reviews

Sermon: Dinosaurs, Ascensions, and Hope: Believing in the Absurd

By Lydia Wylie-Kellermann
Day House Catholic Worker, May 28, 2017

Acts 1: 6-14

When I first looked at these readings, I couldn’t see past the ascension of Jesus rising from the ground into the clouds. 1,189 more words

Walter Brueggemann on Politics

A few weeks ago I linked an interview by Pete Enns with prominent Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann.  Today I want to come back to some comments Brueggemann made with respect to how we as Christians ought to engage with the political issues of the day.  405 more words

Letting Others Do My Blogging For Me

Let us be Honest: This is long enough to be a treatise

Welcome to the longest blogpost that I have ever written… Also, I am going to go ahead and state that I’m writing this as a well-educated, white, Protestant male who has a lot of privilege. 2,962 more words

Weekday Rambles

Weeping

“Jesus knew what we numb ones must always learn again: (a) that weeping must be real because endings are real; and (b) that weeping permits newness.

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