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A Really Impressive Creation Story

We spent the past week or so being tourists in and around the Wisconsin Dells. The name “Dells” comes from a French word, dalles, that means “narrows.” It refers to the place where the Wisconsin River more or less squeezes … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Judges 4:1-10)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, June 4 is Judges 4:1-10, the first part of the story of Deborah and Barak vs. Sisera. These are my notes on the text: First impressions: there are a lot of place names; Deborah … Continue reading

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More than one way to read the Qur’an

The purpose of the book is to demonstrate various ways North American Muslim scholars read and interpret the Qur’an. The prevailing image of Muslims in the media tends to be one of exotic but backward people from far away. Islam … Continue reading

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Learning as Revelation

Christians have long accepted the proposition that God acts in and through history. The idea that God acts in history suggests that history itself is, in principle, a legitimate source of revelation. On one hand, this is a dangerous idea. … Continue reading

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Epistemological Question

Wanted: help with contemporary epistemology! I think that the popular “correspondence” theory of truth has been more or less abandoned in thoughtful circles these days, replaced by things like “coherence” theories, assessed by criteria like “comprehensiveness.” I think I understand … Continue reading

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Luke’s Charismatic Theology, Pt. 5

Notes on chapters 5 & 6 of The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke, by Roger Stronstad: Chapter 5, “The Holy Spirit in the Acts of the Apostles – The Charismatic Community in Mission” Stronstad analyzes the book of Acts as … Continue reading

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Luke’s Charismatic Theology, Pt. 4

Notes on Chapter 4 of Roger Stronstad’s The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke, “the Holy Spirit at Pentecost – the Charismatic Community” – the Pentecost narrative has the same function in Acts as the infancy-inauguration narrative has in the gospel … Continue reading

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