Allan Bevere

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Name: Allan Bevere
Date registered: March 3, 2012
URL: http://www.allanbevere.com/

Latest posts

  1. Allan R. Bevere: It’s Time for a Little Reformation Day Humor! — October 31, 2014
  2. Allan R. Bevere: Caption Contest — October 31, 2014
  3. Allan R. Bevere: Even Jesus Had a Call to Ministry — October 30, 2014
  4. Allan R. Bevere: The Future of Theological Education — October 29, 2014
  5. Allan R. Bevere: Selfishness Is Central to American Politics — October 26, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Allan R. Bevere: Online Communion and Disembodied Gnosticism — 3 comments
  2. Allan R. Bevere: Yes, It Is Unavoidable… in the Head and in the Cafe — 2 comments
  3. Allan R. Bevere: A Last Supper with Helpings of Betrayal and Denial — 1 comment
  4. Allan R. Bevere: You Don’t Get Strung Up on a Cross for Running Around Telling Everyone to Love One Other — 1 comment
  5. Allan R. Bevere: It’s Four Years Later– Will It Be the Same Old Thing? — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Oct 31 2014

Allan R. Bevere: It’s Time for a Little Reformation Day Humor!

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/allanbevere/ROss/~3/9FcW6R3lkbU/its-time-for-little-reformation-day.html


Grab your partner for the Reformation Polka!

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Oct 31 2014

Allan R. Bevere: Caption Contest

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/allanbevere/ROss/~3/S0DEkwSZNjo/caption-contest_31.html


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Oct 30 2014

Allan R. Bevere: Even Jesus Had a Call to Ministry

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/allanbevere/ROss/~3/BTIMjCkLzLg/even-jesus-had-call-to-ministry.html


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Oct 29 2014

Allan R. Bevere: The Future of Theological Education

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/allanbevere/ROss/~3/xC2Ln2sa0T4/the-future-of-theological-education.html


from Norman Jameson, Baptist News Global:
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Institutions living between the death throes of the old and the birth pangs of the new must navigate a murky landscape.

As old churches shrink, merge and close, and as new churches crop up in schools, strip malls, living rooms and multi-family housing complexes, the theological institutions on which the old model depended to produce its leaders are themselves tapping their way through the future, white canes extended.

Daniel Aleshire, executive director of the Association of Theological Schools since 1998 and author of Earthen Vessels: Hopeful Reflections on the Work and Future of Theological Schools, sees theological education occupying the shifting sand of an era that has left the old but has not yet arrived at the new.

Add rigid degree requirements, accelerating costs, crushing student debt, fewer decent paying church jobs and a decreasing potential student pool, and the mix of ingredients is a cauldron of potential disaster.

On the other hand Aleshire's perspective from a lifetime involved in theological education keeps him from seeing disaster around the corner. Instead, he sees theological education in transition between its historical support mechanisms and whatever will eventually develop.
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The entire story can be read here.

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Oct 26 2014

Allan R. Bevere: Selfishness Is Central to American Politics

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/allanbevere/ROss/~3/ZF3TGiajJfc/selfishness-is-central-to-american.html


I agree with Ken Schenck:
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In the political scene, "both sides" in their most public forms, it seems to me, are bent on pushing different forms of societal selfishness.

On the left, selfishness manifests itself in the form of "rights" language. I have a right to be provided this or that. On the right, it shows itself in language about "freedom." So the one side says, "I have a right for you to give me whatever I want you to give me." The other side says, "Forget you, I have a right to do whatever I want with my stuff."


Both sides are wrong insofar as they are selfish. Those who want to provide for others are of course the more Christ-like, but be aware that the "founding fathers" were simply children of the Enlightenment with their rights language. Philosophy has moved on. Forgive me for believing that half of the US has an entitlement mentality-- as if any of us truly deserve anything.

We give to others not because anyone deserves it, but because we need to give.

Meanwhile, many have have developed a "You made your own bed, now lie on it" mentality. This is my stuff. I can do whatever I want. From a Christian standpoint, that's hogwash too. Nothing belongs to us. Everything belongs to God.

Remember that a "law and order" mentality, one that is oriented around rules, is an inferior stage of moral development (one that half of "Christian" America is stuck in).
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His entire post can be read here.

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Oct 26 2014

Allan R. Bevere: Scriptures and Prayer for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Reformation Sunday

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/allanbevere/ROss/~3/R2NUJMcrknM/scriptures-and-prayer-for-nineteenth_26.html


Old Testament: Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

Gospel: Matthew 22:34-46
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Holy One, you planted us by living water, that we might be rooted in righteousness. You call us to be holy as you are holy. Assured of your love, help us to cast aside all fear, that we may love our neighbors as ourselves. Amen.

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