Category: Commentary

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The Experience Factor

“About ten years ago I gave a set of lectures at Harvard in which I made the observation that all theology, like all fiction, is at its heart autobiography, and that what a theologian...

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Things I Think…

1. The Southern Baptist Convention held a big conference on church abuse last week. Prominent victim advocates spoke and Boz Tchividjian thundered like an Old Testament prophet. What will change now? Nothing. Abusive churches...

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Innocence Lost : Duane W. H. Arnold, PhD

Innocence Lost There was a time when civility mattered and was valued.  I was reminded of this when a friend brought up an article that I had written for Christianity Today back in 1982. ...

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It’s Time To Do Something About PFM

This post from “It’s Time To Do Something” was too important to be stuck in the comments. As I was asked by: ‘Enough is really enough’ on September 15, 2019 at 8:29 pm regarding...

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Flags

It was two years ago today, Oct. 1, 2017, Las Vegas People were doing what we do. Some were performing live music, others listening. A single gunman opened fire on the crowd. 58 killed,...

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Things I Think…

1. I talk a lot about how the “business model” has usurped the “family model” of church governance…the “congregation” has replaced “employees” and they have as much say about how the church is run...