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We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Blog to Bring You a Special Report: Presbyterian Exegesis Exam Changed

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Part 15 of series: The End of the Presbyterian Church USA? Revisited Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I just became aware of a couple of major changes in exegesis exams of the Presbyterian Church (USA). I […]

Where Do We Go From Here? Section 1

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Part 14 of series: The End of the Presbyterian Church USA? Revisited Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series So far in this series on The End of the Presbyterian Church USA? Revisited I have argued that we […]

Chet Edwards: Potential Vice-President and Poster Child for Denominationalism in America

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As my regular readers know, I don’t tend to do serious blogging on Saturdays. But today I do want to put up something that is vaguely related to my recent series on the PCUSA and denominations. I’ve been watching with […]

What’s Good About Denominations? Revisited

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Part 14 of series: The End of the Presbyterian Church USA? Revisited Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Two years ago, in the aftermath of the debacle of the 2006 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA, […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »


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