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...]

If Jesus Gave a TED Talk (#4): Be Like Unto Katie

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This is the fourth 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 18. ——————————————————————- I was recently asked: “In this new world God is building, who’s in charge?” To answer that, [Read More...]

Lent Is a Time to Follow the Highway to Zion

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I became aware of my trust in God when I was thirteen, during an overnight with the daughter of our church’s minister. We weren’t in the same school, but that year her dad taught our confirmation class and we became friends. We had turned the lights out—her mother had asked us to—but, as usual, we [Read More...]


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