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The Pacifist, the Assassin, and the Will of God

The Pacifist, the Assassin, and the Will of God

Outside of reading The Cost of Discipleship and being aware of the general legendary respect given by many to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I’ve never studied him. I’ve been working on this post for about an hour, and have decided to just give up trying to write it....

Beggar

One of my other pursuits. I figure this one goes well with the current series of posts…

An Author’s Notes

An Author’s Notes

For your consideration, my opening notes in in our poverty, the book: THE JESUS story began for me many years ago, and it was a story that began with a given: Jesus is the Son of God. From the given flowed many claims, demands and concerns;...

Notes on the Word of God

Notes on the Word of God

The opening and concluding paragraphs of in our poverty, chapter 10: To many people the Bible is more important than God. They consider the Bible to be the only validation of anything man can possibly have to do with God. They believe there is no point...

Playing With a Full Deck

Playing With a Full Deck

Probably just me, but is Jimmy Carter the only president in my lifetime who… no, that would seem rude. Let’s just say he remains the only politician to impress me; which cannot be wholly unrelated to the fact that he wasn’t particularly successful at being one....

Pride, Humility, Judgment, and Drawing Lines

Pride, Humility, Judgment, and Drawing Lines

Continuing my previous post, here’s quite a long ramble concerning the “complication” I mentioned… To look at a person or a group who claims to be Christian, and to say the religion practiced thereby is “not much of a Christianity” because it is divisive, is a...