Tag Archive: Christianity

Nov 27 2016

On four years of Christian hope.

After 18 months of the most divisive presidential campaign in recent history, it’s been 18 days since the most bizarre election—possibly, in all of American history—upended our reality and shattered our country’s social landscape. No matter whose supporters, it’s all anybody still talks about. Some are triumphant, others terrified, but everyone is stunned, and everyone’s …

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Jun 24 2015

On being adopted by God.

A couple of weeks ago my parish priest said another homily on the joy of being adopted children of God. It is a frequent sentiment in the church and a concept older than Christianity itself, and yet these days, whenever I hear it, I find that something about it doesn’t sit right with me. I …

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May 14 2013

On the Trinity.

For the background of my thoughts on several subjects referenced here, please see some of my previous essays, such as “On Dual Nature,” “On the Meaning of Life Personified,” “On How I Got Here part III,” “On Being Israel” and others. This is not the first essay of mine triggered by somebody’s question about why …

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Dec 01 2012

On Satan and what makes a Christian. Part 2.

Continued from “On Satan and What Makes a Christian. Part 1.” So here we are. There is no evil in the Hebrew Bible. Only sin. By the time Jesus of Nazareth walks the Earth, however – by the time nascent Christianity begins to develop its terms and concepts – by the time New Testament writers formulate …

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Jul 27 2012

On being Israel.

There seems to be a parallel between Jesus among Israelites then and Jews among nations now. The sent child of God carrying a special relationship with God, the light and the truth and the life, a preacher of the New Law, leading by example, judged, persecuted, and killed. The chosen people of God, carrying a …

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Jun 09 2012

On how I got here. Part III.

Perhaps, spurred by some recent posts, I have been getting more and more questions about my “choice” of religions. Why I became a Christian after I discovered God. Why I began to look for God. I have been asked this regularly since I made my faith visible to the world. Many frame their questions in terms of choice. …

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