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Theology and Spirituality in Seminary

By on July 1, 2015

One of my teachers in the Seminary once remarked that theology has the tendency of making theological students and teachers become complacent and lukewarm about spiritual things. At first, I joined others in criticizing the teacher’s statement on the ground that good theology will always lead to good behavior and spirituality. But after some time, Read More...


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Around the Web: Church & State Edition

By on June 18, 2015

“No Politics in Church? Not So Fast.” | Religion & Politics // As many of us have heard, Pew Research recently came out with a study highlighting the decline of Christianity and the rise of the unaffiliated and atheist. Many of these studies have shown that one of the primary reasons people leave the Church is because they feel it is Read More...


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“Knowledge” of the Holy

By on June 15, 2015

A while back, I attended a performance of Rebirth of a Nation, a film created by Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) that seeks to deconstruct and remix the 1915, W.D. Griffith film, Birth of a Nation, a highly acclaimed cinematic venture and one of the most controversial films in American history. The film led off with a Read More...




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The Seminary “Call”. What Does That Even Mean?

By on May 28, 2015

Was Abraham called to kill Isaac? Yes. He went forward with that plan until God “called” otherwise. Would he have been disobedient to continue with the original “calling” of killing Isaac after God said “stop”? In the church today we have a very strange and anemic doctrine of “calling” that I don’t believe is biblical. Read More...


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How To Succeed in Seminary

By on May 19, 2015

It’s May, which for most schools is graduation season. Men and women who have invested countless hours in classrooms and libraries are now preparing for the ceremony that will mark the end of a sometimes long and often very difficult journey. All will don caps and gowns and the regalia appropriate to their school and Read More...