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Questions for Reflection and Discussion (Daniel 3)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, January 14 is from the story told in Daniel 3. Here are some questions we might (or might not) find useful for reflecting on the text and discussing in class: Who is the “main … Continue reading

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Waking Up to the Moment

I’m starting out the theological year by reading Awake to the Moment: An Introduction to Theology.1 This book has sat reproachfully on the “read me” shelf almost since it came out in 2016, while other preoccupations kept pushing it aside, … Continue reading

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“Listened to”

“But God had listened to Abraham’s request and kept Lot safe …” Genesis 19:29 (NLT) – suggesting that God knows the entire conversation in Genesis 18:23-33 (“would you really destroy the righteous along with the wicked??”) is all the time … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, April 9, is John 3:1-16. This is another very familiar text for lots of people, and I don’t have a whole lot to add by way of exegetical notes. First reading – I wonder … Continue reading

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Reading for World Religions

This [delightful, but massive] book1 has been on my shelf for at least five years – long past the time it was withdrawn from the Indian market, according to one commentator because it “wasn’t boring enough.” I have managed to … 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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