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Will We Get Answers in Heaven? (podcast)

Greg talks knowing and not knowing, and considers eternal learning.  Episode 523 Send Questions To: Dan: @thatdankent Email: askgregboyd@gmail.com Twitter: @reKnewOrg http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0523.mp3 Subscribe: iTunes | Stitc...

Pacifism in America, part seven: A pacifist agenda

Ted Grimsrud—June 19, 2019 Escaping war’s long shadow Past American wars, especially World War II and its long shadow, have played a central role in the expansion and hegemony of our National Security State. The domination of the institutions of militarism and the ideology of necessary violence seem nearly irresistible. The strength of the current … Continue reading Pacifism in America, part seven: A pacifist agenda

Season After Pentecost, 2019 Year C : The Epistle Passage – How to live in response to the Divine: One lesson for Ordinary Time

“Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith.” (Galatians 3:23 – 24) The Jewish faith, as practiced in Paul’s times and among his peers, seems like an unusual faith […]

How People Misunderstand Open Theism

Open theism holds that, because agents are free, the future includes possibilities (what agents may and may not choose to do). Since God’s knowledge is perfect, open theists hold that God knows the future partly as a realm of possibilities. This view c...

Season After Pentecost, 2019 Year C : The Old Testament Passage – Starting the journey of Ordinary Time

The Sundays after Pentecost have numbers, and each successive Sunday brings us closer to Thanksgiving and the end of this lectionary year. That they span over summer and well into fall will tell you there are many of them. The number of the Sunday indicates only which passages are for that week. If I told […]

On the Occasion of Your Eighteenth Birthday

Dear kids adults, So, you’re eighteen years old tomorrow. Adults. Wow. That’s weird and awesome and terrifying and unbelievable and how-on-earth-did-two-little-babies-I-could-fit-in-the-palm-of-each-hand-ever-end-up-as-adults?! It sort of makes me feel like a quivering blob of nostalgia. It also makes me feel old. Rather insensitive of you to become adults so quickly, if you don’t mind me saying.  At […]

Patri•Archy and the Way of Jesus #4: The Patriarchy & the Idol of -isms

In this series, Pastor Jenn Shaffer leads us through a series of conversations about Jesus and patriarchy. Through sermons and panel discussions, we explore the ways in which patriarchy—ancient and modern—is completely at odds with the way of Jesus. At the end of the series Pastor Kurt will give a wrap up message as we anticipate there will be lots to process and integrate into our church family’s DNA. Following this series we will watch a message by Christena Cleveland on how to be an ally when we have privilege.

Pacifism in America, part six: Peacebuilding and civil society

Ted Grimsrud—June 17, 2019 Efforts to resist racism and nuclearism show how deeply entrenched these problems are in the U.S. Powerful efforts that mobilized thousands upon thousands of people who sought change brought only grudging and fragile improvements. In the case of both sets of issues, the gains sadly were followed by losses and our … Continue reading Pacifism in America, part six: Peacebuilding and civil society

Take Care of the Birds (a Poem)

If you take care of the birds, you take care of most of the big problems in the world.               - Biologist Thomas LovejoyMy advice to pastorsand others who care too much is this: hang a bird ...

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