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Why the Church is Peculiar, Part 2

The gospel is confounding to the human mind. For human beings are set on controlling and managing their own lives—and the lives of other people—even as they steer themselves into increasingly destructive ends. Our knowledge of our weakness…

Why the Church is Peculiar, Part 1

In the following postings my purpose is explain in some detail the rational for the objections I have lodged against the theological assertions summarized in prior postings. I have made assertions that I think need to be clarified further. And…

The Seed of the Kingdom and the Church

In the past two blog postings I have intentionally opened up a question that could be contentious. I did so in order to highlight a theological issue that has profound practical implications for how Christians perceive themselves in God’s…
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The Church as the Seed of the Kingdom, Part 1

Christian thinkers have wrestled with how the Church relates to the Kingdom of God. This wrestling comes from the need to make sense of the testimony of the Gospels (which almost always refer to the “Kingdom of God”) and the letters of Paul…
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Contours of Transformation (Part 1)

I saw a particular car that caught my eye—one that I had not had much interest in before except to note that such cars were produced. I started to notice the shape and the size of the vehicle. Then I looked inside through the window at the…

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