“White Christians” and Baltimore

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In his article “Why White Christians Need to Listen to Amos and Isaiah” Rev Morgan Guyton, the director of the United Methodist campus ministry at Tulane and Loyola University, asks “I wonder what Amos and Isaiah would say about the self-satisfied scorn that so many white Christians have been spewing out into social media in [...]

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Responding to David Watson on Christians, Ferguson and the issue of Race

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David Watson recently wrote concerning the controversy over the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin that, “We are seeing again and again a great travesty–the killing of African-American men without consequence. If we as Christians don’t call this out and commit ourselves to doing something about it, then we are not living [...]

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Debate 4: Income Inequality – Reply 2

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Here is the second round of replies for the Energion debate between the more liberal author Joel Watts and myself on “What Should Be Done About Income Inequality in the United States?“ You can find Joel Watts’ reply here. You can find my reply here.

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The Epistles of John: Living in Truth and Love. 1 John 5:17-21

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The Epistles of John: Living in Truth and Love. 1 John 5:14-16

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The Epistles of John: Living in Truth and Love. 1 John 5:10-13

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It has been some time since I posted on 1 John.  This has been because we switched from summaries of the class to videos, and the first video is finally ready.

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The Epistles of John: Living in Truth and Love. 1 John 5:1-9

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Study John began his summary starting with how we should love one another, a key error of those who left. Now he moves to their other key error, their rejection of Jesus. To love God is to Love Jesus (5:1) Chapter 5 1 – Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah[1] has been born [...]

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The Epistles of John: Living in Truth and Love. 1 John 4:11-21

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Study John now begins a summary starting with a summary of the key points in this section but then moving into a summary of the letter.  Such summaries are very helpful in making sure that our understanding of the key points in this letter, line up with John’s intent. g. Summary: Love leads to perfection [...]

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The Epistles of John: Living in Truth and Love. 1 John 4:4-10

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e.       We overcome the World  (4:4-6)   i.      You have overcome them (4:4) 4 – Little children, you belong to God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. -          John assures them of their victory. They have resisted the temptation though [...]

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Energion Roundtable Week 9 Responses

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This week’s Energion Roundtable question concerned informed voters, and given our differing points of view over the course of this roundtable, it is surprising how much agreement there was on this topic in the responses from  Arthur Sido, Bob Cornwall,, Allan R. Bevere, Joel Watts and myself. Here are a few comments.  Cornwall wrote that, [...]

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