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I am reading a manuscript by Phillip King entitled The Bible is for Living, in which the following comment struck me— “the New Testament is not necessarily a commentary on the OldTestament, that is to say, Jesus is not to […]

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Tunc Tezel, a native of Turkey, is an amateur astronomer and photographer. I love his picture of Ephesos at night, taken as one looks up Curetes Street near Hadrian’s little temple he built. Thanks to Tim Collins for putting me […]

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One of the most frequent emails I have had sent to me since the primaries were over by worried Christians is the one which claims that Barack Obama is a closet Muslim, based on the fact that he had a […]

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When a novel by an unknown Christian writer which is basically privately published, goes to the top of the NY Times fiction bestseller list, mostly on the basis of word of mouth, you know something is up. More particularly you […]

Somewhere along the way, Comic Books became serious, and started calling themselves Graphic Novels. This was well after my senior high years when I stopped reading them for the most part, except on summer vacation. For those of us who […]

Here is the link to the brief discussion on the Gabriel Stone which I was involved in this week: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2008/07/11/wedeman.gabriel.cnn?iref=videosearch

What follows in this post is the verbatim of the full text of Howard Snyder’s review of ‘Pagan Christianity’ which appeared this spring in the Revitalization magazine (Vol. 15 No. 1 Spring 2008) edited by Asbury’s Prof. Stephen O’Malley. Howard […]

N.B. This is a small selection from my forthcoming book of metaphysical poetry with commentary entitled The Living Legacy by myself and Julie Noelle Robertson. It is a work arranged according to the church year, and intended for spiritual formation. […]

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR NEIGHBOR IS IN ARREARS ON HIS RENT A SOUND INVESTMENT WHOSE THAT CLOWN THAT ORDERED THE CHARBROILED BURGER? WHAT TIRED LOOKS LIKE A BARE WALL THE REASON SMART PEOPLE WEAR P.J.’S TO BED AN HAIR-RAISING […]

In this post I am not interested in discussing the issue of whether Sunday is the sabbath or should be considered the Christian sabbath or not. My interest is the historical one— did early Christians regularly meet on a fixed […]