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The Future of the Churches of Christ: Direct Hit, Part 1 (Leadership, Barriers)

I’ve stumbled across a book by Paul D. Borden, Direct Hit: Aiming Real Leaders at the Mission Field. Paul led the American Baptist Churches in the northwestern US to be revitalized and to grow. Now, the American Baptists are considered mainline churches, … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: N. T. Wright weighs in

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Richard Beck, Part 5 (A Mock Debate)

Richard describes a mock debate put on during chapel at ACU. The idea is that you have two rostrums and two microphones, and the speaker is asked to argue both sides of a controversial issue — one side from one … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Richard Beck, Part 4 (Rowan Williams, again)

We’re taking up Richard Beck’s blog post Sexuality and the Christian Body, Part 2: Grace and Election. A second major theme in Eugene Rogers’ book Sexuality and the Christian Body is his interaction with and elaboration upon Rowan Williams’ essay … Continue reading

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The Future of the Churches of Christ: More Stats

According to a recent Christianity Today article, the Southern Baptists report yet another year of numerical decline. And the rate of decline is accelerating.

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Richard Beck, Part 3 (Rogers on Galatians)

Beck continues to summarize Rogers’ argument — But what Rogers argues is that what we are seeing in Gal. 3.28 is a fusion of natural kinds. More, we are seeing a fusion of the morally inferior with the morally superior. … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Richard Beck, Part 2 (Rogers on Romans)

In Sexuality and the Christian Body, Part 1, Richard Beck summarizes a view of Christian marriage from Eugene Rogers’ book Sexuality and the Christian Body. Rom 1 and 11 In particular, Beck reminds us that we are Gentiles grafted by grace … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Richard Beck, Part 1

Richard Beck is a professor of psychology at Abilene Christian University. He blogs at Experimental Theology. I find him intelligent and challenging. I subscribe to his blog via RSS so I don’t miss a single post. Of course, we don’t … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Rowan Williams

We’re continuing to consider a series of articles making arguments in favor of Christian gay marriage. The next Christian thinker we take up is Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury: Rowan Williams’ four essentials for being ‘Christian’ and “The Body’s Grace”. In the … Continue reading

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Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality: Introduction; Brueggemann

A couple of years ago, I posted a series called “Jesus and Paul on the Hermeneutics of Sexuality.” The point of the series is that we should find our hermeneutics in the scriptures, rather than importing our hermeneutics from law, … Continue reading

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