The Cross, Part 6: They Should Have Sent a Poet

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Like most six-year-olds on their first day of school, I remember sitting excited and terrified.  My desk was made of grey metal and blonde wood, with a square laminate tabletop angled in such a way that your pencil rattled down if it wasn’t placed in the dark groove.  In the right corner was my name, [Read More...]

If Jesus Gave a TED Talk (#5): When the Capitol is Surrounded by Armies

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This is the fifth in a series of posts where I re-imagine Jesus’ five big sermons as TED Talks, in which he Educates people in God’s new Design for a world that runs on the Technology called love.  This post is an interpretive paraphrase of Matthew 24. ——————————————————————- When I say our civilization is on the brink of destruction, most people don’t believe me. But [Read More...]

The Cross, Part 4: The Views of Calvin, Arminius, and Aslan Described Somewhat Snarkily

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One of the issues facing our understanding of the crucifixion event centers on who to blame for the wickedness on display.  One popular view is presented by people called “Calvinists” who tend to emphasize the sovereignty or power of God, and the depravity or wickedness of humanity.  Calvinists are followers of a famous 16th century reformer [Read More...]


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