Postmodernism… Sort of

I’ve been exploring worldviews, truth, etc. for a sermon series on “Reframing Your Worldview.” I stumbled across a page that randomly generates short academic papers based on stock terms and phrases. It’s quite fun. There is also an adolescent poetry generator linked from that page. Check it out at:http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo Subscribe to get email notifications of […]

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Grace and Justice in Society

I was at a friends how the other night playing poker (gasp!). One of the things I love about poker is that it is so interactive. If you are simply playing for chips, or even nickel and dime poker, you can have several hours of great fun getting to know people more deeply for less […]

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Cars (the movie), etc.

It’s been a long time since I blogged last. Haven’t done much work on hell since I mentioned it last time. I did do some research on the historical reliability of “The Da Vinci Code” for a sermon I preached. That was very good for me. This week (and probably the next two or three) […]

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Hell

I’ve lately been bothered by the idea of Hell quite a bit. My generic view of Hell is this: a place/existence of separation from God, the source of all that is good, peaceful, joyful, etc. It is painful in the deep, soul-torment type of pain that is of an entirely different and worse order than […]

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Rewrite of letter from God

I have seen the follwing “note from God” in several variations: Good Morning, This Is God! : I will be Handling all Your Problems Today. I Will Not Need Your Help — So Have a Good Day. I Love You! It’s a very comforting little piece, but I’m not sure it’s very accurate. I have […]

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Meditation on Ash Wednesday

According to Jesus, Ash Wednesday must be the happiest day of the year. Why? Because on Ash Wednesday we remember our own impending death, our mortality, our utter and final lack of power. But how can this make us happy? Because the truth, as Jesus says, will set you free. If death were the only […]

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Book Recommendation

I am currently wounded so if there are typos I will beg your forgiveness. I cut my left index finger fairly deeply. I have it splinted to keep the skin from moving around so that the cut can heal quickly. Makes typing a little more challenging. But enough of that. I want to bring to […]

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