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The Rise of the Jezebel Pastor in America

“Jezebel pastor,” must be the Left-leaning-ordained-female-pastor-of-some-Leberal-sect-of-the-church, right? Well, if that’s what you presumed this post would be addressing (the fact that more and more churches see ordaining women as the right and necessary thing to do), along with some flurry of Biblical passages showing that such a thing ought not to be done only underscores…

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Stop Photographing & Recording Everything: Towards A Mobile Phone Ethic of Honor

Cultural “progress” is not some inevitable effect made certain by the inviolable inertia of passing time. There is, in other words, no guarantee that because we or our future descendants are at the tail end of history that culture will necessarily progress for the better, the grim reality that the Holocaust followed the so-called “Enlightenment”…

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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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