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Entries from January 2007

“Divine Strake”: the military claims divinity? sicut deus

January 19th, 2007 by isaac · 3 Comments

I switched on the radio on my way to pick up my wife from work yesterday. And I half-listened to a report of a community in Nevada protesting a possible test conducted by the The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (funded by the US Department of Defense). It was a good story—quite interesting and informative. But […]

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Tags: current events · political power · technology · theology · war

Corporate and Church Mergers. Any Difference?

January 17th, 2007 by Jason · 7 Comments

It’s certainly no secret that church splits in the Protestant world occur frequently and often; usually with more heat than light. I was struck last night, though, while listening to a small group discuss a possible merging of our church and another, that mergers can create just as much heat. Whether it’s fission or fusion, […]

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Tags: theology

Weekly Prayer #6

January 15th, 2007 by Jason · No Comments

I had a couple of other prayers in mind for today, but then I came across this one this morning and it seemed especially fitting for today, Martin Luther King Jr. day. I’ve thought about racism from the perspective of Ephesians 2:14-16 or Revelation 21:24-26, but this prayer makes the point that just looking at […]

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Tags: prayers · spirituality

on Jesus’ tab: an Epiphany sermon

January 14th, 2007 by isaac · 3 Comments

Title: On Jesus’ tab Date: Jan. 14, 2007 Texts: Isaiah 62:1-5; I Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11 Weddings are so frivolous. Or, Maybe I should say the wedding reception is the frivolous part. That’s not to say that they aren’t meaningful—they can be important, I guess. But no matter how simple they try to be, they […]

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Tags: sermons

The God of freedom: Abraham, McCabe, and Deleuze/Guattari

January 10th, 2007 by isaac · No Comments

I’m writing ‘sermon starters’ for the Lent 2008 issue of Leader Magazine. And as I read Genesis 12:1-4 (the OT text for the second Sunday of Lent), I remembered a wonderful passage from Herbert McCabe’s book, Love, Law, and Language. First, here’s the text from the beginning of Genesis 12: Now the Lord said to […]

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Tags: reading corner

What am I Living For? and Other 2007 Thoughts

January 2nd, 2007 by Jason · 8 Comments

Ask me not where I live or what I like to eat…. Ask me what I am living for and what do I think is keeping me from living fully for that —Thomas Merton I came across that quote toward the beginning of last year and I think I may make it a tradition to […]

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Tags: life · theology