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Gays in Church

The church has been ostracizing people for centuries.  Just look at its history.  Not too long ago, racism was preached from the pulpit in the South.  A smattering of churches (today!) are accepting their first (!) black elders and deacons. I’m saddened that we continue to make spectacles of ourselves, rather than simply follow Jesus’s […]

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More On the God I Don’t Understand

Yesterday I had some thoughts on Christopher J. H. Wright’s The God I Don’t Understand, and today I’ll continue some of those thoughts, if you don’t mind. Speaking of the “offence of evil,” I agree with Wright that God’s curse way-back-when does not refer “to an intrinsic (or ontological, if you like such words) curse […]

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I Just Don’t Understand God Sometimes

Okay, so I’ve promised you I would take you along (drag you along?) on my journey of learning and discovery, and as I’ve just started Christopher J. H. Wright’s The God I Don’t Understand (I know, I know, I was supposed to be reading this all along, but with so many summer events intervening, I […]

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The God I Don’t Understand

I’m starting to read The God I Don’t Understand by Christopher Wright.  I like the title.  I like what it claims.  The subtitle reads, “Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith.”  I’m afraid, though, that it won’t answer my other questions, that of the origins of Christian faith and thought.  That’s where I’m stuck now. It’s fine […]

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The Good Life

I was talking with a friend on Friday, and as this particular friend lives by Buddhist philosophy and is coming into town to do a mother’s retreat in October, I was explaining that perhaps the venue we’ve chosen is not “zen-like” enough–you know, peaceful, full of sunlight and happiness–what you’d expect when you hear the […]

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