Bambi goes … no kidding!

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Finding Friends at New Joy

Kris and I were in Ephrata PA last Friday and Saturday at New Joy Church. It’s in Lancaster County, which means the Amish. We loved the small farms and the rolling hills.  I was speaking to a regional meeting of the Brethren in Christ church leaders. We loved our time, and found (as we often [Read More...]

Our Common Prayerbook 3

Psalm 2 [after jump], according to John Goldingay, would also be at home in one of the prophets (Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) ). But it’s now part of the double-psalm introduction to the Psalms. If Psalm 1 ends with the wicked’s path perishing, Psalm 2 [Read More...]

What do you think about heaven?

The Washington Post’s “On Faith” discussion is about heaven. Quite the discussion. What do you believe about heaven? Whose view below is most like yours?  From Daisy Khan, a Muslim: “For me, perhaps the most profound beauty of Heaven is its plurality and diversity of people. Heaven is dar al-salaam, the ultimate safe haven. It’s [Read More...]

Advising Atheists (Loser Letters) 3

I’m really enjoying the new book, The Loser Letters , by Mary Eberstadt. It’s fiction; it’s satire; it’s the attempt by a recent atheist convert to explain the problems of atheism to the upper level echelon of new atheists.  One of the elements I’ve observed is that atheists tend to be much better at deconstructing religious faith [Read More...]


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