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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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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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“An Abundance of Katherines” Book Review

Synopsis: When Colin Singleton, a self-absorbed, anxiety-ridden, former child prodigy, gets dumped for the nineteenth time on the day after he graduates high school, he decides to hit the road with his only friend, Hassan.  On a mission to develop … Continue reading

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