Monthly Archives: August 2017

I Renounce Them

In the rite of baptism we “renounce the devil, all his empty promises, and all his wicked ways.” It can seem like an empty gesture, but let me tell you about one of those wicked ways: white supremacy. Continue reading

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Participial Christianity

Somewhere along the line we picked up the notion that God is best understood in etherial, unemotional terms. This notion is, frankly, stupid and even the grammar of the bible tells us so. Continue reading

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Oh Little-Faith

The King James version echoes through all subsequent English translations (for better and worse). Part of the worse is how we’ve mishandled “O Ye of little faith.” Continue reading

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The Crops of That Place

In the early church people went out into the desert to wrestle with what it means to be human. They raised crops and traded for what they could not raise. This gave them a few insights about growing where we’re planted. Continue reading

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