Author Archives: Scott William Bryant

American Christians and a Community of Goods

“Tell me then, how is it that you are rich? From whom did you receive it, and from whom did he transmit it to you? From his father and his grandfather. But can you, ascending through many generations, show the … Continue reading

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And I Must Be an Acrobat: (Lent Day #3)

For nearly three decades now, I have lived with the music of U2 as a near constant companion on my journey as a believer.  Unlike most of the other popular “Christian” bands that have come and gone, the music of … Continue reading

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“The Lego Movie” Review

If I may be so bold, let me suggest how viewing this movie is going to go for you.  As you take your seat in the theater, you’re honestly going to be a bit worried that you’ve just dropped serious … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 4

“The fundamental issue when it comes to Christian ethics is not whether we shall be conservative or liberal, left or right, but whether we shall be faithful to the church’s peculiar vision of what it means to live and act … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What Does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 3

“Too often, we have conceived of salvation – what God does to us in Jesus – as a purely personal decision, or a matter of finally getting our heads straight on basic beliefs, or of having some inner feelings of … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What Does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 2

“We could cope—the world could cope—with a Jesus who ultimately remains a wonderful idea inside his disciples’ minds and hearts. The world cannot cope with a Jesus who comes out of the tomb, who inaugurates God’s new creation right in … Continue reading

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A Personal Reflection on Incarnational Ministry Amidst a Living Hell on Earth

I met a man today – a man who, by every conceivable measure, is a better man than me, a better man than I shall probably ever be.

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Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 1

“Christianity [has always argued that] this universe is at war.  But it does not think this is a war between independent powers.  It thinks it is a civil war, a rebellion, and that we are living in a part of … Continue reading

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“12 Years a Slave”: Rightly Remembering America’s Original Sin

Based upon the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, 12 Years a Slave is the film on “America’s Original Sin” that many have been waiting long years to see.  It is both the film that Tarantino’s Django Unchained was anticipating, just … Continue reading

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“Will Grayson, Will Grayson” Book Review

Synopsis: Told in alternating chapters by two of today’s best selling young adult authors (John Green and David Levithan),  Will Grayson, Will Grayson is the story about two boys figuring out how to live in this world in way that … Continue reading

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