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Interesting figures…

A recent article by Newsweek’s religion editor, Lisa Miller, makes some interesting observations about recent religious polling.  I think though that the observations are something that many of us have begun to see in our own experience and in conversations with others.  Miller points out that “recent poll data show that we are conceptually, at least, becoming more like Hindus…”  And, in reference to the ever-proof-texted John 14:6, Miller claims that the data show that “Americans are no longer buying it.”  But will this tide continue to rise; are we really becoming more theologically Hindu?  Must Christianity really change or die? Continue reading

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God & Atheists: They were made for each other.

God is not love. God is not great. God is not wisdom. God is not strength. God does not exist. No, I am not an atheist. Continue reading

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Questions for Holy Week II: Should Creeds Betray Doctrinal Fallacies?

In the Church,* the Nicene Creed refers to a son begotten of a father.  Now, as I understand it, this creed is referring to what it believes to be God in both instances.  But here’s what I don’t get: the creed’s authors and adherents apparently claim to be monotheists who revere and worship only the creative force and origin of all things.  What’s up with that?  Continue reading

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Questions for Holy Week: A Disprovable God?

The story of Jesus to which billions of people cling is strange one indeed.  Not so much strange because of its drama or its miracles.  No, what’s strange is that it purports to be a story of God or, at least, a story from God.  That the story is to be from God is strange to me because of a seriously flaw that is central to it: it, or at least its key element, is disprovable. Continue reading

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Anarchy & Orthodoxy

For better or for worse, challenging authority is commonplace among epic moments in history.  At the genesis of this reality is Adam and Eve’s garden blunder that sent the world, its inhabitants and descendents into a fallen, vicious cycle of challenging authority.   Continue reading

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