The Ex-Reverend

Stephen Keating Undresses Pro-Life Tactics or, Let’s Get Underneath Akin’s Skin

I am late to the bash. Representative Todd Akin’s remarks continue to form the nexus for many an article and blog post. My friend Marty Duren recently posted an open letter to Representative Akin from a woman who got pregnant from rape. John Eligon wrote a New York Continue reading

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Christian Identity – Guest Post from The Ex-Reverend

Evidently The Ex-Reverend found yesterday’s lunch conversation worthy of reflection. For those who know Greg it may come as a shock that he is not really pining to pound the Church and Christians at every turn. But, he is not letting the Church or Christians off the hook easy … Continue reading

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Christian Without Adjectives – Labels and The Ex-Reverend

Labels. I recall strolling the streets of Barcelona with a group of pastors. One member of our group and I were locked into a conversation about labels. One aspect of our gathering was to talk about the idea of “multi-affinity” churches. In some sense, those churches who may be … Continue reading

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Reductio Absurdum . . . Or, The Ex-Reverend Parses Martin Marty

I recently returned to Ethics As Grammar. David Fitch recommended I read Kallenberg to access Wittgenstein via Hauerwas. How is that for a project?

My interest derives from my friendship with The Ex-Reverend. Language, vocabulary in particular, forms much of the critical evaluation offered by The Ex-Reverend. Kallenberg … Continue reading

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The Crystal Cathedral As the First Domino – Guest Post by The Ex-Reverend

Oil Prices Will Force Changes. If you took the time to click over and read the link, you likely returned wondering the connection between a projected $200/barrel of oil and the Crystal Cathedral. Maybe you wonder just what “first domino” is represented by the potential sale of the … Continue reading

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