Category Archives: Theological Help

What about justice? A few answers and one-liners.

When we met to do some theology at the end of last month, The U.S. Social Forum was still winding down. It calls itself a “convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change….The goal is … Continue reading

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Romans Bible study on JUSTICE from Doing Theology

A month ago we had a “Doing Theology” time on JUSTICE. We had to think things over after being moved all year by the heartache and turmoil caused by police brutality and the protests about  systemic injustice that is poured … Continue reading

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Did you stop reading the Bible Jenna Hamilton?

I have been watching MTV for 34 years. (My devotion will not help the network’s pursuit of the 12-34-year-olds it targets). I watch it: Because I am regularly entertained — like by my latest TV-binge Awkward, I want to know … Continue reading

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Practical thinking about drugs

The wisdom or rightness of whatever we are doing depends primarily upon our motivation or purpose for doing it. “Why?” and “what for?” make a difference. Jesus followers know why they are alive and what to live for. The Apostle Paul … Continue reading

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What about drugs? Some background for doing theology.

When we are doing theology we are mentalizing with God and his people. We are not working on the social construction of reality; we are listening for the reality behind what we think we know — the voice of God. … Continue reading

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I am not Indiana

It is interesting to be alive as the United States goes “post-Christian.” I still remember sitting around the living room just after graduating from college predicting this day and looking forward to it, so we could get back to telling … Continue reading

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2014 #1 — Jesus – and five basic assumptions that inform dialogue on sexuality

Thursdays, so far, have been TOP TEN of 2014 days. This is the #1 most read post of 2014. Last March I tried to collect some basic thinking that could help us focus where we needed to focus when it came to … Continue reading

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The Book of Mormon and Disney are suspiciously similar.

We took our five-year-old granddaughter to Disneyworld. We enjoyed it. Our Princess Tiana room had headboards that sparkled when we pushed a button. When our plane got snowed out, the resort took us back at the Priceline rate, no extra … Continue reading

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Redux #3: Would God send Gandhi to hell? — redux

At the beginning of the year I am reposting “top ten” entries. On Friday, I’m reminding people about some posts before 2014 that people have kept reading — there is a “top ten” of them! Here is #3. In June … Continue reading

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2014 #3: Exile or Pioneer — we don’t really know what you are going to do with this blog post

Thursdays, so far, have been TOP TEN of 2014 days. This is the #3 most read post of 2014. Last February I encouraged people to be excellent exiles. I really have no idea what is going to happen — most of the … Continue reading

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