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The Prodigal Blog

A Blog For Those Halfway Between A Foreign Land And The Father's House

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Torture, Tolkien, & the Broad Road to Destruction

One of the contextual subplots running through our Gospels is Jesus’ direct confrontation with the question of how to deal precisely with the brutalizing presence of Rome. The typical answer, at least since the Maccabean revolt about a century earlier, was to use violence against the imperial intruder, essentially serving up Rome’s own specialty dish…

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Will The Keshia Thomases of Ferguson Please Stand Up

It was a counter-rally of sorts, or at least it was supposed to be. It all began when a group of people gathered to protest a KKK rally in Ann Arbor Michigan, June 1996. As I see it, if there ever were a noble and just reason to band together publically against racism and hatred…

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I’m A Kingdom Kid: I Don’t Want to Grow Up!

“Oh, now he’s a Christian so why is he doing…” Or, “He’s a pastor he should know better…” Now, no doubt becoming a follower of Christ means that one will have to make many changes and immediate sacrifices, I’m just not so sure, anymore, that much of what passes as such is what Jesus necessarily…

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Grace Received & Grace Given: A Refection

Well, never one to forgo pleasantries I purchased ($6.99, more than worth it to surpass the dreaded time in this crammed and inhumane seating) the wifi service so that I could write and then publish this post from roughly 30,000 feet in the air as I make my way to Miami aboard United Airlines flight…

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Penal Substitution as the Final Assize In Person

I can still feel the surge of excitement when I finally realized in light of N.T. Wright’s work on inaugurated eschatology (that God’s promised future new creation was coming forward to the present from the future through the person and work of Christ), that it wasn’t so much that Jesus came to show us what…

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