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In All Things Necessary To Our Salvation

(picture found here) This is a follow up to a post I wrote recently about biblical inerrancy. It’s a clarification of sorts, or at least an elaboration on what I do and do not believe about the Bible and why. I am an ordained elder in and lifetime member of the Church...

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Blogmatics: The Existence Of God

This is the first part of a new series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.   Why? Is there any question more fundamental to the human...

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The Bible Isn’t Perfect And It Says So Itself

If you blog long enough, someone will eventually call you a heretic. Self-appointed orthodoxy watchdogs plague the internet almost as much as porn. Say something outside their particular theological tradition and they’ll damn your soul to an eternity in hell as fast...

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Blogmatics: Hell

This is the thirteenth part of a series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts. This post is adopted for two previous posts I have written on hell...

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Blogmatics: The Ordination Of Women

This is the eleventh part of a series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts. This particular post is adapted from a post that originally appeared...

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Blogmatics: Salvation

This is the ninth part of a series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.   A couple of weeks ago in my post on what I believe God can and...

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Blogmatics: Resurrection

This is the tenth part of a series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.   There are many days when I find myself teetering on the brink of,...

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Blogmatics: The Cost Of Discipleship

This is the twelfth part of a series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts. As is true for so many others, Dietrich Bonhoeffer has had a profound...

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Blogmatics: The Holy Spirit

This is the sixth part of a new series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.    I intended these posts to be short, but this one is a little...

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Blogmatics: The Church

This is the seventh part of a new series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.   What is the church? Is it a building? Is it the people? Is...

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Blogmatics: Sin

This is the eighth part of a series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.   There are a lot of things we don’t like to talk about in the...

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Blogmatics: The Sovereignty Of God

This is the third part of a new series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.   Somewhere in the world today a senseless tragedy will occur....

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Blogmatics: What God Can And Cannot Do

This is the fourth part of a new series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.   Can God make a rock so heavy He can’t move it? Can God make a...

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Blogmatics: Jesus

This is the fifth part of a new series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.   Who do you say that I am? It’s a question Jesus asked of his...

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Holy Hospitality (A Eulogy For My Grandmother)

NOTE: This is the eulogy I offered at my grandmother’s funeral this week and I share it simply to honor her who I loved so dearly. It’s ok to laugh while reading this. The occasional humor is intentional. This wasn’t for a memorial. It was for a celebration of my...

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Introduction To 3 Minute Theology

I’ve been writing about faith and politics for the better part of the last decade, but over the course of all those years of writing my faith has evolved and changed. Maybe yours has too. Which is why I’ve decided to take a look at exactly what it is I believe these...

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