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Three thoughts regarding Western aid and non-profits…

Recently Invisible Children’s “Kony 2012” campaign has been met with a lot of arguments and criticisms. Rachel Held Evans has compiled a series of links that summarize the arguments for and against this most recent initiative by Invisible Children. This is … Continue reading

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The Christian Social Economics of Exclusion and Vilification: Bounded Set Communities

Before the rest of this post you need to watch this Youtube video by Dave Schmelzer.  He presents a great explanation of Bounded Set and Centered Set thinking and it relates to religious communities. While Schmelzer talks about both, the … Continue reading

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The Christian Social Economics of Exclusion and Vilification: The Error of the Pharisees

[So far I have talked about how the most common approach to the Bible in Christianity is highly problematic, how Christianity is secular in most of its practices and how the most common Christian spirituality sets Christians up for failure.  … Continue reading

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To hallmarks of following Jesus: a life altering allegiance and being empowered by the Spirit of God

So if following Jesus was not supposed to look like what is on offer in most of Christian, what was it supposed to look like? While this is a much larger topic, I want to just bring up two of … Continue reading

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Christianity is a highly secularized civil religion.

[In my initial post on why I left Christianity I stated that I wanted to discuss four core issues I have seen within Christianity.  In my last several posts I have discussed how the most widespread approach to the Bible … Continue reading

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Addendum: Is the Bible the “Word of God” that is “God-breathed” and “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness?”

In the course of writing my last series of blogs two issues came up that I could not fit into my previous posts, but I believe deserve consideration. The issue is that there are two scriptural passages that I have … Continue reading

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A new paradigm: The Bible as “Revelation and Invitation.”

[I have written at length as to why the dominant approach to the Bible in Christianity is highly problematic and suggested some reasons why we continue to use it.  In this post I want to present an alternate way to … Continue reading

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