Archive | Biblical

Critical Thinking with Mind AND Heart: Christopher Ocker and Mike Morrell

Is critical thinking a lost art? How can we engage thoughtfully with the world around us, engaging our minds and hearts? What — if anything — can we credibly do about some of the most pressing challenges facing us today: war, poverty, racism, and climate catastrophe? Is civilization itself a doomed project — and might […]

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Luminous Darkness: An Advent Exercise to Embrace Wholeness

As the days grow shorter and autumn deepens its hues, this past Sunday marked the beginning of the season many Jesus-followers call Advent. Once, Mary began her long journey to Jerusalem to oblige their state’s census while growing the life of Emmanuel (God-with-us) within her. Now, we attend to the ordinary matters of life while […]

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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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