Monthly Archives: October 2004

Heaven as Game Show

Last night I attended a dramatic production – Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames – at a local church. I’d seen an earlier version of it several years ago, but my son wanted to go, so I took him. In the … Continue reading

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Christianity needs to reform to talk to Islam according to Aussie Theologian

Australian theologian Rufus Black sees the West as ill-equipped to deal with the challenge of Islam. He saysthe West …is caught between two extremes of its own. One extreme is the Protestant and Catholic conservatism that occupies positions of political … Continue reading

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Recent conflict in Iran

There seems to be some active hungering for freedom in Iran. It is matched by an even greater hunger for repression of freedom on the part of the government. Keep praying for the people of Iran.

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What Would Jesus Spend?

Opinionjournal.com features an interesting essay on economics from a Christian point of view. Deirdre McCloskey observes that contrary to much popular thinking, greed is not necessary for a well-functioning economy. Read the whole thing.

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Paul scholar Richard B. Hays explains why St. Paul decried homosexuality

Beliefnet excerpts Richard Hays’ discussion of the biblical approach to homosexuality. Hay’s has been writing on this for some time, and the initial form of this article was first published over a decade ago. It was reworked (substantially) for his … Continue reading

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Interview with Bishop Hope Morgan Ward of MS

A brief introductory interview with the new UMC bishop in Mississippi. More history and biography than substance of her theological and ecclesiological perspectives.

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