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Health Care for the Least of These – Go Fund Them

One of my friends makes the audacious claim that our attempts to save others may prove a waste of time as those same others may actually be the location of our own healing. (more…)

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Coffee with Jesus – A Second Shot

Jesus often gets a bad rap. He is portrayed as too nice. Call it a sentimental view of Jesus aided by paintings and artwork that seem to domesticate the revolutionary message he heralded. (more…)

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Spurgeon Died

No, I am not late on my history. My reference is not to Charles H. Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers. I am referring to my dog. (more…)

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Crocheting A Good Life – Happy Birthday Kimberly

She is a happy hooker. It took some getting used to but we accept the reality.

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Gone Is the Prophetic Once You Achieve the Center or, Baptists21 and Pastor Wiley Rice

We must be nearing the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. A kerfuffle broke out. (more…)

Category Archives: Theology

An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 3 – Pastor as Prophet

An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 3 – Pastor as Prophet

“You can’t be Christian and support torture,” writes Brian Zhand. And, you can’t pastor if unwilling to be prophetic. Despite the continued effort to make chaplains of pastors, there comes a time when one must wake from slumber. Read More

Zhand, Sobrino, and Editing Isaiah

Zhand, Sobrino, and Editing Isaiah

New Year’s Eve I will visit Dr. Womack. The question will be, “Have my eyes changed?” My wife tells me that the color of my eyes change. Here I am talking about the strength of my eyes. Will I need to bi-focals? Read More

The Ahistorical Jesus or, How the CIA Gets a Christian Pass

The Ahistorical Jesus or, How the CIA Gets a Christian Pass

Two young friends suffer church leaders/members who give allegiance to an ahistorical Jesus. I am guessing those whose Jesus takes this shape did not come to their position all by themselves. In fact, I am doubting they even know it. Read More

It Has Been Long Enough or, Isaiah Captures the Mood

It Has Been Long Enough or, Isaiah Captures the Mood

Reading the many Facebook comments, Twitter feeds, and some articles, one wonders if we have lost our ear for the prophetic. Rooting out things as they are could characterize the words of any an Old Testament prophet. One would think that now that we are in 2014, almost 2015, that even if one paraded naked… Read More

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