Sep 17 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: Do you deserve to be crucified for your sin?

This past weekend, Brian Zahnd and Michael Brown held a debate on the penal substitution atonement theory. While I tend to be on Brian’s side of the debate, I’m not willing to throw penal substitution completely out of the window. The concept of penal substitution has a whole lot of slippage within it. There’s a stark [Read More...]

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Sep 17 2014

Thoughts From The Heart On The Left: “The Value Of Your Ministry”

Meditation for 21 September 2014, the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A) Exodus 16: 2 – 16, Philippians 1: 21 – 30, Matthew 20: 1 – 16 Sometimes we need to see the Scriptures in a totally new manner, or at … Continue reading

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Sep 17 2014

Begin Again: Connecting to the Earth through Poetry: No Martyrs in Nature

Please enjoy this guest offering from Rachael Eve Maddox. Rachael is a fantastic life coach. You can find her here. What would our poetry be if the words did not have the connection to the earth that we can experience? by Rachael Eve Maddox “The tongue is the organ of taste and also the organ…

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Sep 17 2014

Going on to Perfection...: Rhythms and Routines

I’ve been “back” from sabbatical for over a week now. Re-entry has been difficult and more than a bit draining! I’ve been trying to work through this fog that I’ve been calling “sabbatical brain.” Basically it covers the multitude of tiny errors I’ve m…

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Sep 17 2014

Uniting Grace: Salvation in Three Tenses

We often speak of salvation as if it is only an event in the past.  A robust, Biblical look at salvation reveals something much more wonderful, though.  Tom Oden points this out in his massive systematic theology Classic Christianity: “There are three tenses in the vocabulary of salvation: We have been saved from the penalty […]

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Sep 17 2014

Pastor Patrick - Never On A Sunday: The One Year: Hearing His Voice Devotional – A Review

The One Year Hearing His Voice DevotionalbyChris TiegreenA ReviewThe One Year Hearing His Voice Devotional is a nicely done devotional aimed at a general audience seeking to learn more about God on a daily basis.  The book occasionally follows the…

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