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Resident Aliens: Chapter 3, Part 2 (Revolution)

We’re working our way through Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Williamson, published in 1989. Christian ethics, as a cultivation of those virtues needed to keep us on the journey, are the ethics … Continue reading

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Resident Aliens: Chapter 3, Part 1 (An Adventurous Colony)

We’re working our way through Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Williamson, published in 1989. The church exists today as resident aliens, an adventurous colony in a society of unbelief. As a society … Continue reading

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Resident Aliens: Reflections on the Last Post

We’re working our way through Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Williamson, published in 1989. In the last post of this series, we consider John Howard Yoder’s description of a “confessing” church – … Continue reading

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Resident Aliens: Chapter 2, Christian Politics in the New World, Part 2

We’re working our way through Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Williamson, published in 1989. Yoder distinguishes between the activist church, the conversionist church, and the confessing church. The activist church is more … Continue reading

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Resident Aliens: Chapter 2, Christian Politics in the New World, Part 1

We’re working our way through Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Williamson, published in 1989. American church was said, by commentators like Martin Marty, to consist of two types—the “public” church and the … Continue reading

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Resident Aliens: Chapter 1, The Modern World: On Learning to Ask the Right Questions, Part 2

We’re working our way through Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Williamson, published in 1989. You know, it occurred to me the other day that most of the really good books weren’t published … Continue reading

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Resident Aliens: Chapter 1, The Modern World: On Learning to Ask the Right Questions, Part 1

We’re working our way through Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanly Hauerwas and William H. Williamson, published in 1989. You know, it occurred to me the other day that most of the really good books weren’t published yesterday. … Continue reading

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Resident Aliens, by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon, Part 1

I’ve been wanting to post a series on this book for years — but could never quite get to it. Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony is a great book. It was first published in 1989 and continues to have … Continue reading

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