Marty Duren

Dehumanization, Gospel Hierarchies, and Illusions or, Time to Stop the Prostitution

One day modern Christianity, especially its conservative forms, will take the humanity of Jesus seriously. Until then we will miss the various ways we miss the mission of God into the world.

A mashup of articles set me to thinking along this trajectory. First, this KPBS article, Sex Trafficking Continue reading

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Honorable Mention . . . The Right Place for the Edge of the Inside

Who wouldn’t like to make the rankings among Christian blogs? In 2012 I entered the SBC Blue Collar Blog Contest over at SBC Voices and won. I did not win for any other reason than a well-oiled campaign elevated to winning heights by two of my biggest fans, if … Continue reading

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The Oracle On the Surveillance State or, Why Was Ed Stetzer Not Crying In the Wilderness Before Now?

“Repent for not saying a word!”

Well, here is what Ed Stetzer really said,

Either way, part of the role of Christians in any society is speaking up against wrongs committed by their government– and to be wise to discern the potential for such wrongs. We have a

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Life Begins with the Feelings of the Parent?

Indefensible logic supports many an argument. My mentor noted a few years ago his Seminary education, even is college experience, would have been better had it included a good dose of logic. I agree. My friend Greg Horton helps Freshmen and Sophomore college students think through their arguments in … Continue reading

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New Project for Life – Remembering Ashkelon

We met the Garner’s almost three years ago. We sat in the NICU at OU Medical. Kam and Cohen both were born premature. After about four weeks you feel like family. Not everyone who waited there shares our story. The obstacles to many born early are insurmountable. But, we … Continue reading

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