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Bible Study Software: Updates

I’m badly spoiled and ridiculously privileged, being able to do Bible research with each of the BibleWorks, Accordance, and Logos software packages. I received all three for free to allow me to post reviews, but since receiving them, I’ve bought … Continue reading

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The Progressive Churches of Christ: Unity, Part 1

I graduated from law school in 1978 and immediately began my career of teaching Bible classes. And early on, around 1980, I taught a Wednesday night class about the Restoration Movement — which is when I began my Restoration Movement … Continue reading

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The Progressive Churches of Christ: A Little Hauerwas, Part 2

Let’s consider Hauerwas’s understanding of the gospel — That through Jesus Christ, very God and very man, we Gentiles have been made part of the promise to Israel that we will be witnesses to God’s good care of God’s creation … Continue reading

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Christopher Tin: “The Drop that Contained the Sea”

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Passover Music from 613

PS — I know nothing about teaching children, but there are several well-done YouTube videos about the Passover taught in song from the Jewish perspective. Some are based on Let It Go from Frozen, which is big in the elementary … Continue reading

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The Progressive Churches of Christ: A Little Hauerwas, Part 1

For those paying very close attention, I’ve been following the neo-Anabaptist playbook in suggesting the importance of the sacraments and community within the local congregation. Likely the outstanding spokesman for this point of view is Stanley Hauerwas, who has an … Continue reading

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The Progressive Churches of Christ: Community Disciplines

So if it’s important that we think in terms of story and community and formation into the image of Christ, then the scriptures likely provide us with community spiritual disciplines that help this happen. And, indeed, it’s true. For example, … Continue reading

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The Progressive Churches of Christ: Spiritual Formation

A few years ago, it was fashionable to have seminars, books, and classes on “spiritual formation.” Many churches hired a “minister of spiritual formation” — a position that has largely degraded into being the minister over the adult ed program and … Continue reading

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Progressive Churches of Christ: Community Formation

I confess to certain introverted tendencies. For example, I’m really happy sitting at my computer, listening to music, and typing theology for hours on end. That’s the behavior of an introvert. But, ironically enough, I’m not a fan of the … Continue reading

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Will Christians stand in judgment?

I get emails — A friend recently asked the question, “If, in Christ, our sins are forgiven (no longer remembered), why will we all stand in judgment?” This is a surprisingly difficult question. The end of time is pictured different ways … Continue reading

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