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Entries from September 2009

Tongues of fire: a sermon on James 3

September 13th, 2009 by isaac · No Comments

Title: Tongues of Fire Date: September 13, 2009 Texts: James 3:1-12 “The tongue is set on fire by hell” (James 3:6). That’s what James says. Are we really to believe that our words have so much power, the power of hell’s fire? I know that words can hurt sometimes, but it seems like it’s a […]

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Desperate: a sermon on the Syrophoenician woman

September 7th, 2009 by isaac · 29 Comments

Title: Desperate Texts: Mark 7:24-37 Date: Sept 6, 2009 Jesus wants to keep a low profile in Tyre. He’s in Gentile country, far away from the Jewish masses that flock to him wherever he goes. A woman comes to him. She’s desperate. Her daughter needs to be set free from an unclean spirit. The woman […]

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Grimsrud/Nation book review

September 3rd, 2009 by isaac · 3 Comments

The editor at Mennonite Weekly Review asked me to write a review of Ted Grimsrud and Mark Thiessen Nation’s book, Reasoning Together: A Conversation on Homosexuality (Herald, 2008). It appears in the current issue of the MWR. Follow this link to find an online version: “Writers join familiar debate.” If you would like to see […]

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Tags: theology