Faith

Whips and Systems or, The Better Question May Be, “Why Them?”

If you have read here for very long you likely know I am a fan of Inigo Montoya. The daft swordsmen in Princess Bride who puzzles over linguistic imprecision. His almost constant refrain makes the point,

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you

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Fury at the Crossroads or, War Makes Us Machines

Did David Ayer consider that his script and movie would offer an underlying critique of the current war on Terror? Sure, it is not the first thing about which you think when Fury presents viewers with a variety of crossroads. But, Wardaddy, Brad Pitt, offers one way this … Continue reading

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Impeaching the Witness or, The Genealogy of Convictions

I am no lawyer. Nor the son of a lawyer. Fred over at Slactivst wrote,

By the time of the 1988 elections, everyone in American evangelicalism was wholly opposed to legal abortion and everyone in American evangelicalism was pretending that this had always been the case.

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On Religion – Thanks David

“What do I love when I love God?” And with that, I will be interested in moving past the first page of John D. Caputo’s, On Religion. Caputo reminds the reader this was one of the “big” questions for Augustine in the Confessions. Thanks to David who … Continue reading

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Dad, Transmission, and Translatability, Part 1

What does electric power transmission have to do with faith, the Gospel, and pastoring? I am sure the other 60 people in the room wondered after Dad announced I had come to be his guest at the recent Frontiers of Power Conference, the 43rd version. Truth be told I … Continue reading

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