FaithTheological Reflections

Seeing Seamlessly

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“If we lose God in the world, we also lose meaning and purpose, accountability and responsibility.” When I first read Vaclav Havel arguing this stark thesis, I was intrigued— more than that, I was dumbstruck —having read enough of him to know that he made no profession of faith, a theist of sorts perhaps, but...

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FaithBiblical Reflections

Ruth In, Syrians Out

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In and through the sheltering and kind presence of God, Ruth is given the grace to devote herself fully to work.  The scripture says, “So she came, and she has continued from early morning until now, except a short rest.”  I do not think this passage alone justifies stringent versions of the Protestant Work ethic. ...

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FaithBiblical Reflections

Missio on Genesis 1: Rewind

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You’ll have to think back for this. Get ready to go old school. Think back before any conversation about lead in Flint, Michigan. Think before fluorocarbons, before anybody had even heard the words “global warming,” before there was a half-life of plastic. This is way before plastics. Think before smog, smokestacks, chemical plants, and paper...

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