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Entries from April 2005

Abortion: The Questions, Bioethical Issues, and Scripture

April 29th, 2005 by Jason · 6 Comments

There’s certainly no end to the number of excellent articles about abortion in the blogosphere. Hugo has posted a number of times about his struggle to maintain a consistent life ethic. Glen Stassen, a professor from Fuller, put many pro-life advocates up in arms when he suggested that addressing economic issues may do more to […]

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Tags: bioethics · theology

the brady bunch

April 28th, 2005 by Jason · 1 Comment

This week’s theme for photothursday was From a Vehicle. It gave me lots of chances to get strange looks from people as I snapped pictures of them and their cars as we drove by. But all the shots of the world outside the car came out rather uninteresting, so I tried takings shots of the […]

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Tags: photos

Open Source Sermons

April 22nd, 2005 by Jason · 1 Comment

Isaac mentioned below that at his church in Durham the congregation has a time afterward to give feedback and discern the Word. I’ve only been to one church that does something like this—Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco (informally called The Dancing Church). I really enjoyed the practice as it gave us […]

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Tags: theology

Italian for Beginners in dialog with Ecclesiastes

April 21st, 2005 by Jason · 1 Comment

It is not uncommon to hear a film or critic or avid movie watcher say that a certain film was molded too much by the “Hollywood style” to have any real merit. “Hollywood style” conveys the idea of a movie full of glitz, glamor, special effects, and a predictable feel-good plot. Such a movie may […]

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Tags: pop culture · theology

breakfast of champions

April 21st, 2005 by Jason · No Comments

The 80s is the theme for this week’s photothursday contest. Even though I lived through it (and believe me I dressed and acted the part during that strange decade) I had a hard time coming up with anything that captured the theme. So, in came Wheaties which I certainly remember from my 80s days, but […]

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Tags: photos

the restless rest of the infinite abyss

April 18th, 2005 by isaac · 3 Comments

This past Sunday I had to honor of preaching again at my church. The best part of preaching at my church is that during the service we have space to talk back to one another (i.e. “discern”) about the message we just heard. I like those times the best because they help me to see […]

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Tags: sermons

what does Jesus look like?: a reflection on maundy thursday and foot washing

April 16th, 2005 by isaac · 9 Comments

Footwashing provides space for the Holy Spirit to reveal to us the reality of Christ in our midst.

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Tags: theology

garmarna

April 14th, 2005 by Jason · 1 Comment

A friend just got me hooked on a new band. Garmana mixes Swedish folk music, pop/techno/rock beats, and incredible vocals to make for great-sounding music with an earthy, eclectic feel. That’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it? It’s easier if you just head over and listen to some of it (there’s also a full-length […]

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Tags: kingdom naturalists · pop culture

cocktail

April 13th, 2005 by Jason · No Comments

This week’s photo thursday theme is motion which was the hardest theme for me thus far. “Cocktail” is a picture of Nance’s Shirley Temple (so technically not a cocktail, but cocktail is a cooler name). Not sure if it really captures the idea of motion, but it proved to be too difficult to take a […]

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Tags: photos

perfect 10!

April 11th, 2005 by Jason · No Comments

Nance (my wife) thinks gymnastics is the best sport God ever gave to humanity (qualification: I’ve learned the term “gymnastics” has to be qualified since artistic gymnastics is light years different from rhythmic gymnastics, in the eyes of aficionados anyway). She also knows an inordinate amount about the sport since she’s done it for years, […]

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Tags: life