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Advances in Self-awareness

I’ve mentioned in the past that a part of good religion is a good anthropology. In our case, that means having a good grasp on human nature, in the sense of how we are designed. My contention is that the … Continue reading

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The Drawing Power

How do you know? What’s the clue that religion is working as it should? To be honest, the only thing we have that most people can grasp readily is inner peace. So our biggest problem is getting people to be … Continue reading

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Not for Me to Decide

The question came up again, and I suppose I need to rehash it one more time. We cannot resurrect the Old Testament social order. We are not aping the Hebrew culture; we are trying to understand the moral reasoning for … Continue reading

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Moral Discernment in the Social Context

A primary feature of the Alpha Male personality is sufficient arrogance to reject the entire civilization in which he lives. More to the point, a genuine Alpha is quite willing to embrace the role of “bad guy” in all its … Continue reading

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Paranoia?

I have a burning conviction in my soul that something big is about to break out in our world. Several of you have discussed with me privately how God is calling you to serve in ways that make no sense … Continue reading

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Announcing New Elder

Welcome our new parish elder: Jay DiNitto. You can get to know more about him by hanging out on his blog. It was an easy choice for me to invite him onboard and you’ll discern why quickly enough. He’s different … Continue reading

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Elder and Judge

Eldercraft is my term for the collection of skills and experiences necessary for being a biblical elder. We define “elder” as half of the leadership team described in the Bible as God’s Two Witnesses: priest and king. A biblical king … Continue reading

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