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The Armor Of Light | Reflections

July 13, 2018

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The Armor Of Light, 2015 [PG-13] http://www.armoroflightfilm.com/. I was reminded of this film because of Rob Schenck’s new book Costly Grace that was featured on a recent NPR broadcast, Once Militantly Anti-Abortion, Evangelical Minister Now Lives ‘With Regret’. THE ARMOR OF LIGHT follows an Evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim who ask, is it […]

I And Thou | Notes & Reflections

June 27, 2018

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Martin Buber. I And Thou. Scribner Classics, 1958. (126 pages) REVIEW It is understandable why this book is a classic. It is both deeply profound and literarily esoteric. It is also a poetic tragedy to review this book, rather than to let it be pure relation with me, the reader. This just proves, I suppose, that […]

Jesus and the Disinherited | Notes & Reflections

June 9, 2018

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Howard Thurman. Jesus and the Disinherited. Beacon Press, 1976. (102 pages) Foreword …this richly endowed, seminal work (vii) can be more accurately and helpfully described as a profound quest for a liberating spirituality, a way of exploring and experiencing those crucial life points where personal and societal transformation are creatively joined. … Ultimately his goal was […]

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission | Critical Reflections

June 9, 2018

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Read the oral arguments here. Listen to the oral arguments here. Download my highlighted copy of the decision here. Critical Reflections The comments thus cast doubt on the fairness and impartiality of the Commission’s adjudication of the Phillips’ case. – Syllabus It is important to note the “narrow scope” of this particular ruling, that in essence, […]

Why On Earth Did Anyone Become A Christian in the First Three Centuries? | Notes & Critical Review

June 1, 2018

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Larry Hurtado. Why On Earth Did Anyone Become A Christian in the First Three Centuries? Marquette University Press, 2016. (144 pages) Larry Hurtado’s blog; For one thing the question as posed by Stark and most other scholars who have addressed earliest Christianity tends to have a macro-focus. … But I want to focus here on the […]

Damaged Goods | Critical Comments and Reflections

February 28, 2018

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Dianna E. Anderson. Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity. Jericho Books, 2015. (210 pages) There is perhaps no other taboo more revered than that of sex. As a result, permissions and prohibitions both come with significant challenges risking the danger of polarizing extremes. Much like all other aspects of gender, a healthy view of sexual […]

eChurch Summit 2018 | Reflections & Notes

February 16, 2018

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https://echurch.com/summit/ We love Elevation Church. – Overheard pre-conference conversation. REFLECTIONS In full transparency, I did not attend this conference to attend, to learn, to grow, to personally develop, to learn how to use social media better, or to enhance my leadership. I attended to critique it. Why? Over the past several years, I have been seeking deeper […]