Breakfast Links for 12/31/12 – When Death Comes Home; Get ALL the Story; Entitlement and Grace; Les Mis’ Theology

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/31/12: Karen Spears Zacharias, Patheos/Karen Spears Zacharias: “I read recently that in tribal villages it is the wails of the mourning that alerts others in the village when someone has died. People in this country don’t give over much to wailing. We are conditioned to think that such mourning is unbecoming. I blame [Read More...]

The Theology of Les Miserables

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I cannot think of any work of fiction that conveys the contrast between Law and Grace as vividly and profoundly as Les Miserables.  As a long-time fan of the novel and the musicals, I went to see the movie recently and enjoyed it immensely.  With minor variations, it’s a rendering of the musical, and the musical [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/17/12 – Children, Shootings and God’s Plan; Living on the Cliff-Edge; Lessons of “Zero Dark Thirty”

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/17/12: Amy Julia Becker, Patheos/Thin Places: “Advent is a time of longing, of crying out for God to continue to break into this broken world and make it right. And so, with anger and fear and sorrow and the thinnest wisp of hope, we cry out. Come, Lord Jesus. Come into the horror. [Read More...]

These Aren’t the Religions You’re Looking For: Jedi Church, Postmodern Spirituality and the Christian Response

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After I noted recently the UK Census trends on religion, and (rather in jest) pointed out that there were more self-declared Jedi in England and Wales than self-identified Pagans and Atheists, I heard from my good friend, John W. Morehead, who heads the evangelical chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy.  John’s an excellent scholar [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/14/12 – Hobbit on Steroids; Verbal Autopsies; NASA vs. the Mayans

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/14/12: Jeffery Overstreet, Patheos/Good Letters: “But where Tolkien served the head and the heart, Jackson serves the appetite for adrenalin rush.” Bradley Abramson, Christian Post: Merry Atheistic Nothingness Kathryn Jean Lopez, Catholic Impulse: Sandra Fluke for Time’s Woman of the Year John Turner, Patheos/The Anxious Bench: “Human beings did invent religions, I told [Read More...]


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