Tag Archives: Christianity

My Not-So-Systematic Jistian Theology

“So what exactly do you believe?” “Do you really think Jesus was the son of God?” “What the heck is a Jistian anyway?” Over the years, as I’ve told people my story, these questions have come up on a regular … Continue reading

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Can you teach Christian ethics without Christ?

It’s already started. My daughter, who is only one month into 4th grade, has already encountered the kind of ‘mean girl’ dynamics that I so painfully associate with the Middle School experience. A few nights ago we had a long talk … Continue reading

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Excuse me, is that a log in your eye?

And slay them wherever you may come upon them, and drive them away from wherever they drove you away… (Qur’an 2: 191) One of the most common arguments I’ve encountered regarding why Islam is an inherently violent religion is that the Qur’an … Continue reading

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The Big Neon Arrow

Over the past few days I’ve… Watched the new Broadway hit show “The Book of Mormon“, and Finished reading John Shelby Spong’s Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism Both of which deliver a similar message, albeit in radically different ways. That message is: … Continue reading

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Leave your fuzzy bathrobe and follow me

Last weekend our family went back-country camping. Not the I-got-a-case-of-beer-in-the-cooler-and-a two-room-tent camping. No, this is the pack-everything-you-really-need-and-put-it-on-your-back-and-hike-several-miles-in-the-mud camping.   This was our second time doing such a trip – and we love it. We bring our hound dog Phoebe (who sleeps … Continue reading

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A FASTPASS to Heaven?

I just got back from a  family vacation to Disney World. The trip was a great success for several reasons, including the fact that the kids are at the optimal age and that the crowds were not quite as bad as they would have … Continue reading

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