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Christian Doctrine (15)

Summary notes on Christian Doctrine1 Chapter 15, “What’s New? The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit”: Moving on to the next paragraph in the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The identity of the Holy Spirit is one issue. … Continue reading

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Shabbat shalom

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Third Sunday of Easter

[A sermon on John 10:1-15 …] Here’s a story I’m told is true: It’s about the Soviet foreign minister of the 1940s, Vyacheslav Molotov. Molotov was the kind of leader who would negotiate a deal with the Nazis to keep … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “separation from love”

Here’s an additional thought on what, upon reflection, is a peculiar statement in Paul’s letter to the Romans: “Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Lent

The Uniform Series (Sunday School) Bible text for today is John 15:1-17. It is part of the long (long) discourse Jesus gives his close disciples during and after the last supper, before leaving for the garden (of Gethsemane), before his … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, March 19 is John 15:1-17: (1) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. (2) He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (7)

Here are a few notes from Chapter 7 of Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr. Christian Doctrine (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994), “What Does God Want with Us? The Doctrine of Predestination” (118-141). Guthrie reviews three “classical” doctrines of predestination or election … Continue reading

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