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Entries from September 2003

bonhoeffer

September 28th, 2003 by isaac · 8 Comments

In April 1945 Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed at the hands of the Nazis for his participation in a plot to assassinate Hitler. How is it that this German pastor and theologian who a decade earlier called for the faithful German church to practice non-violence in response to the Nazi regime found himself in a covert […]

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Tags: theology

God in a Sitcom

September 26th, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on God in a Sitcom

The incarnation is a scandal. The fact that God became a full-fledged human was a big deal for at least the first 500 years (think Arius). But now it doesn’t shock us. Jesus: Son of God in a body…yawn, how about those Dodgers? I think one of the primary reasons it doesn’t shock us any […]

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Tags: kingdom naturalists

beetles vs. rain

September 21st, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

A lesson from nature that asks the church to evaluate how it addresses our culture of death.

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Tags: theology

how Al Qaeda beat the church to Iraq

September 14th, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

Jonathan, a member of my community here in Durham, wrote this article the other day. I thought is was so good that I wanted to share it. “How Al Qaeda Beat the Church in Iraq,” by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Even before the bombs started falling from the skies above Baghdad, Christian relief and development agencies were […]

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Tags: theology

subjective sin

September 12th, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on subjective sin

I’ve been reading Paul’s letters to the Corinthians and Romans recently as well as Cornelius Plantinga’s book Not the Way it’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary on Sin . Both have got me thinking and, I admit, worrying a bit about the idea of subjective sin. By this I mean anything that a person “thinks […]

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Tags: theology

lessons learned from hanging-out

September 5th, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on lessons learned from hanging-out

I’ve been asked by Kelly to give a blurb on what God is teaching me through my one-on-one hang-out time with some of the guys from Kids Club. Three categories come to mind: the difficult, the good, and the growth.

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Tags: theology

headshot

September 4th, 2003 by Jason · No Comments

Working at a photography school has it’s benefits. Today, a friend and professor asked if I wanted to be his guinea pig for some headshots we were working on. Seemed more than a good idea to me, especially since I was darn tired of rebooting computers hundreds of times as we roll over to netreg […]

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Tags: life