Sep 18 2014

connexions: Japanese Maple, by Clive James

Normally I leave poetry to Kim, but I was very moved by this poem from Clive James (who is terminally ill) when I read it in yesterday’s Guardian
Japanese Maple
Your death, near now, is of an easy sort.
So slow a fading out brings no real pain.
Breath growing short
Is just uncomfortable. You feel the drain
Of energy, but [...]

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Sep 18 2014

Begin Again: The Intelligence of Earth

I’ve never been much good at being “right-brained”. In fact, I’m not even sure how legitimate the “right-brain / left-brain” distinction is anymore, or if its scientific basis, assuming it ever had such, is still legitimate. What I mean to say, terminology aside, is that I have always approached questions, issues, and experiences analytically and…

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Sep 18 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: Throwback Thursday — An 8th Grade School Picture

The date:  Fall, 1975.The setting:  Annual School Picture.The school:  McCullough Middle School, Dallas, TexasThe grade:  8th The subject: Me.The question:  What in the world was I thinking?

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Sep 17 2014

christinejbaxter.net: Ministry Matters™ | Table Talk: A Community Approach to Bible Study

What would it look like if a community came together to learn more about their shared faith and more about the God they believe in? What would it look like if Parents, Grandparents, teenagers and children all learned the same story at the same time? Maybe it might look like a Beloved Connection ? I […]

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Sep 17 2014

A Pastor's Thoughts: Six Ways to Experience Contemplation Online

Originally posted on Living Contemplatively:
Today’s post is by Bryan Berghoef We live an increasingly virtual existence. We have ongoing conversations with our friends—sitting in our home, or from our office, or while standing on the street waiting for the…

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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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