Archive | Biblical

God is Not a Math Problem: Feasting on the Holy Trinity.

For the past thousand years, friends of God aspiring to the Way of Jesus have traditionally celebrated this first Sunday after Pentecost as “the Feast of the Holy Trinity.” In gatherings from catacombs to cathedrals, potlucks and Eucharists have been shared in honor of this daring revelation, unique among our monotheistic siblings:  That the One […]

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Blessed is the Man | an interview with Dale Fredrickson

During the height of the long-overdue #MeToo reckoning, when so many people (primarily women, and feminine-identified) were sharing their stories of assault, violation, and pain, I wrote a reflection that’s turned out to be my post popular online writing to-date, with over 20,000 readers sharing: An Open Letter to my Brothers in light of #MeToo. In […]

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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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