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1 John 2:7-11 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word that you have heard. Yet I am writing you a new commandment that is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and [Read More…]

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Only the echoes of my mind

“If Jesus is about anything, it’s that love trumps rules.” “Time will tell whether these evangelical colleges are on the right side of history. But I can’t help thinking that 50 years from now they will look back and wonder what the fuss was about.” “Even though we imposed our religious views on others when [Read More…]

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Everybody’s talkin’

“Someday, by God, I want to throw a wedding for that kid.” “You can either be on the right side of history or the wrong side of history. Your choice. But if you’re on the wrong side, be ready to look like an asshole to your grandchildren, no matter how many savings bonds you give [Read More…]

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Preparing for rebirth

So it’s that time of year. Lent has begun (see Kathleen A. Mulhern’s “Lent FAQ” at Patheos). It’s time to plan out the garden and plot out the plot. And in Florida, grown men practice fielding bunts, working now so they can play later. While some teams begin spring training with exciting new free agents [Read More…]

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‘How About I Be Me (And You Be You)’

Sinead O’Connor: “Take Off Your Shoes” In Pop Matters, Josh Langhoff says How About I Be Me (And You Be You) is worth a listen. P.S.: So Scott, Josh, Beatrix and Frank walked into a bar … [Read more…]

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Claims of crisis belied by indifference (cont’d.)

My point in the previous post is simply this: Our rude and dim new friend, like many who argue for the criminalization of abortion, insists that we are in a crisis. And yet our rude and dim new friend does not behave as though he himself is living in the context of such a crisis. [Read More…]

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Actions speak louder than “Satanic baby-killer” rhetoric

Syndicated reruns got me hooked on the old CBS show Early Edition years after it was cancelled. It’s a lot of fun. If you haven’t seen it, it starred a pre-Friday Night Lights Kyle Chandler as Chicagoan Gary Hobson. Every morning, mysteriously, he receives the next day’s newspaper — a newspaper with tomorrow’s news. Given [Read More…]

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Against such there must be a law

“There is no law against such things,” the apostle Paul wrote of “self-control.” Silly man. People can’t be allowed to control themselves. That’s why we have all kinds of laws against such things. Laws forbidding self-control are, in fact, the essence of contemporary American evangelicalism. Advocacy for such laws are what we have made the [Read More…]

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