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The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence | Matthew Curtis Fleischer

The following is an excerpt from The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence by Matthew Curtis Fleischer. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Nonviolence Was Always the Goal As it turns out, nonviolence was always God’s intent, always his ethical ideal. In God’s original creation, the Garden of […]

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When Straight Christians Reject our LGBTQ Siblings: An Open Letter to the United Methodist Church

Dear United Methodist Friend, I’ve never been one of your number, though I’ve always been a fan. I grew up Pentecostal (among other things), where we found your personal and social holiness traditions to be fertile soil to grow our experiences of the Spirit stirring in our midst. During my years fermenting intentional house church […]

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Rivers and Trees of Life | Revelation: A New Illustrated Translation | Michael Straus and Jennifer May Reiland

The following is an excerpt from a haunting new rendition, The Book of Revelation: A New Translation by Michael Straus and Jennifer May Reiland. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God, Ὁ Παντοκράτωρ, he is its temple, he […]

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