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Father Time, Spurgeon, and Life or, Another Way to View Life and the Future

Monday¬†on one of our local sports talk radio stations, The Sports Animal, a guest remarked, "Father Time is undefeated." Pundits often talk about the future of older athletes once a given season ends. Payton Manning served as the illustration for the talk show guest. How an athlete leaves his or her sport depends. (more…)

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Selma and the History Debate or, Life Is Rarely, If Ever, Univocal

When I told John he should go see Selma he followed his intentions to do so with, "What do you think about the controversy about misrepresenting President Lyndon B. Johnson in the film?" (more…)

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More Than Jeremaids or, John On the Edge

Cataloging your list of woes is not the same as doing something about a problem. Sometimes it seems Christians spend more time complaing about things as they are rather than taking an action to influence the world as it should become. (more…)

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Common In/Equality In Selma or, A Seat at the Diner But No Burger

All human beings may be created equal. Not all people experience equality. Selma reminds us that our not too distant past is littered with dubious illustrations of this common reality. (more…)

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Number . . . Happy Birthday Patty

I did it. I bought a gallon of stuff peddled by a traveling sales person. Miracle cleaner I tell you. At least when the fellow demonstrated it to me it worked. That was some twenty-five years ago. (more…)

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Christianity As an Abstraction Misses the Resurrection – Peter Rollins in Monday’s Weekly Video

One must participate in the Insurrection in order to participate in the Resurrection, so asserts Peter Rollins. Since the publication of How [Not] to Speak of God by Peter Rollins through Paraclete Press, I have found Rollins’ critiques of Western forms of Christianity helpful when thinking about transformation.

Rollins’ second book, Fidelity of Betrayal, prompts a deep thinking when talking about those things to which we are faithful. I am awaiting the release of his new book which some see as “fighting” his first book in pressing Rollins’ project further.

This week’s “Weekly Video” is part 1 of Peter Rollins talk at Baylor University last year. Take some time to not only view part 1, but follow on to hear the full talk, I believe in four parts.

Every Baptist has to love the final illustration . . .

Thoughts from the Edge While You Surf

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