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Entries from April 2006

Fugitive Democracy: Sheldon Wolin and contemplating the local

April 25th, 2006 by isaac · 16 Comments

In the last chapter of The Epistle to the Hebrews, the author invites his audience into a communal life—a politics—that transgresses political and religious boundaries in order to welcome the world to come, the heavenly city of the Father offered to the church through the way of Jesus. He writes, “Let us go to him […]

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Tags: papers

Immigration and War

April 7th, 2006 by Jason · 13 Comments

Reading something like this just drives me nuts: The U.S. spent a staggering $783 billion in 2005 on the military. As a result, 42 cents out of every dollar you’re paying in taxes this year is going to the military. Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) Let me explain why it drives me particularly nuts […]

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Tags: current events · immigration · war

spiritual disciplines and spiritually disordered faithfulness

April 6th, 2006 by isaac · 4 Comments

Last summer I rambled on and on about spiritual disciplines (look here, here, and here). I still think about this a bit, and I thought I’d put it back on the table (especially since Jason’s taking a course on spiritual disciplines). I think all my problems begin with Karl Barth—all this talk of the “freedom […]

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Tags: theology