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Bitten By A Camel | Notes, Reflections, & Critical Review

July 1, 2017

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Kent Dobson. Bitten By A Camel. Fortress Press, 2017. (158 pages) [These notes and review is of a pre-publication copy.] 1. Spiritual Mountaineering If you want to be shaken to your core, if you want to eat amazing food, if you want to unlearn all your political positions, if you want to marvel at the complexity […]

Honest To God | Notes

April 15, 2017

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John Arthur Thomas (A.T.) Robinson. Honest To God. Westminster, SCM Press, 1963. (143 pages) NTWright Page’s Doubts About Doubt; Not Nearly Radical Enough: The Irony of John Robinson’s ‘Honest to God’ by Geoff Thompson; BBC News: When did people stop thinking God lives on a cloud?; NYTimes Obituary; Preface I believe we are being called, over the years ahead, […]

Jesus Didn’t Eat A Seder Meal | Critical Reflections

April 7, 2017

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CT published, Jesus Didn’t Eat a Seder Meal: Why Christians shouldn’t either, on April 6, 2017. April 10, they published Why Christians Can Celebrate Passover, Too. Given that our church has held seders for years, (the last four of them, in a synagogue) I wanted to provide my critique (in brackets: [via: …]). Jesus Didn’t Eat a […]

Christ Actually | Notes & Critical Reflections

February 18, 2017

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James Carroll. Christ Actually: Reimagining Faith in the Modern Age. Penguin Books, 2014. (352 pages) LA Times Review, ‘Christ Actually’ argues for belief through imitation by Scott Korb; America: The Jesuit Review by Kevin Spinale; Washington Post review by Kate Moos; Boston Globe review by Brook Wilensky-Lanford; NY Times Sunday Review, Jesus and the Modern Man; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, ‘Christ Actually’ […]

Jim Wallis: Bridge to a New America | Live Notes & Reflections

January 31, 2017

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Thank you, Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church for hosting. LIVE NOTES Thank you for being among us, and being a prophet in our midst. – Karin Hejmanowski Racism is not a topic that people want to talk about. And yet, here you are. I believe that what we need to do, at the bottom of my heart, […]

Divided States Of America | Review & Reflections

January 22, 2017

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PBS Frontline. Divided States of America. 2017. Synopsis: FRONTLINE investigates the partisanship that gridlocked Washington in the Obama era, and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherits as president. —review— In good Frontline fashion, this two-part documentary is a measured journalistic journey that charts through the history of the development of recent politics that have […]

Boxers & Saints | Reflections

December 25, 2016

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Gene Luen Yang. Boxers & Saints. First Second, 2013 (336 pages) Seattle pi review by Jeff Provine; NYTimes review by Wesley Yang; Download a Teacher’s Guide; National Book Review lecture and trailer; I’ve included a significant portion of the NPR Interview with Petra Meyer below: In an email interview, Yang says his Catholic upbringing inspired […]