Aug 20 2014

Strange Christianity: Divided by Faith (and Race…)

I really do think that every American Christian ought to read Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith. This book has been one of the most powerful ones I’ve read so far in seminary. The two authors approach race relations in America through a robust sociological […]

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Aug 20 2014

ponderings: #ALS #Icebucketchallenge

Last night I received a text from a church member and reader of this blog, Linda, to do the ALS ice bucket challenge. Today, the senior pastor and music minister joined me and we three together accepted the challenge. (The video is below). This challenge has taken social media by storm. It now easily takes […]

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Aug 20 2014

Allan R. Bevere: On the Resurrection of Jesus, Or Why Historians Can’t Have It Both Ways

If [it is] correct that historians cannot say anything about God, they are also restrained from assigning any intrinsic probability to the resurrection of Jesus. Said another way, if historians cannot investigate the claim “God raised Jesus from the de…

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Aug 20 2014

Mitchell Lewis: Another Chaplain Saint?

I previously wrote about Army chaplain Emil Kapaun, a Medal of Honor recipient killed in the Korean War, whose cause for canonization is being considered by the Catholic Church. In an article about the diverse group of American Catholics being looked … Continue reading

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Aug 20 2014

UMR: Hunger in America: 1 in 7 rely on food banks

Nationwide, 25 percent of military families — 620,000 households — need help putting food on the table, according to a study by Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks.

“The results are alarming,” said Bob Aiken, chief executive officer of Feeding America. “It means that people in America have to make trade-offs. They have to pick between buying food for their children or paying for utilities, rent and medicine.”

One in seven Americans — 46 million people — rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, the study found.

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Aug 20 2014

A Pastor's Thoughts: Secrets

A man who receives something from another because of his poverty or his need has therein his reward, and because he is ashamed, when he repays it he does so in secret. But it is the opposite for the Lord … Continue reading

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