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Fifty Years Later – Part 15

What Lies Ahead?

As the years moved along, this answer seemed less and less adequate in the face of undeserved suffering in the world, the epitome of which is the baby born into the world, experiences extreme pain, and dies after one day.

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Fifty Years Later – Part 14

What and Why is The Church?

Fifty years ago, one prominent topic of conversation in the churches was the ecumenical movement, trying to determine what the various bodies had in common.

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Fifty Year Later – Part 13

Is there Order to life?

It is not so much my thinking that has changed over the last fifty years, as the attitude I bring to that thinking.

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Fifty Years Later – Part 11

What is a Christian?

If you ask this question, the most likely answer you will get, is that a Christian is a person who accepts Jesus as Lord and Savior, this being the most likely answer both fifty years ago and also today.

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Fifty Years Later – Part 10

Who was Jesus?

The question Who is Jesus? is perhaps the most complex issue in Christian theology, embracing, as it does, three interrelated sub-questions: who was he in his person, what did he do, and how does that impact us today?

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Fifty Years Later – Part 9

What is Sin?

Answering this question is both easy and difficult. The easy part is differentiating sin against God from plain old immorality, as well as from crime against society.

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Fifty Years Later – Part 8

Who is Man?

Fifty years ago the Christian understanding of human nature fell into two camps. The fundamentalist approach placed humanity at the apex of an unchanging universe.

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Fifty Years Later – Part 7

Is God Alive and well?

Creation and the health and activity of God go together.

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Fifty Years Later – Part 6

What does Creation Mean?

Even fifty years ago, whatever creation means, it does not mean that in seven days God brought the universe into being out of nothing.

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Things That Matter: Confronting White Christian Nationalism

Dr. Sharon Jacob will facilitate a conversation on White Christian Nationalism with scholars Dr. Greg Carey and Dr. Traci West

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Fifty Years Later – Part 5

What is God Like?

Almost 50 years ago I wrote a book entitled What to Believe?, subtitled The Questions of Christian Faith. Fortress Press had been looking for such a book, and so published it in 1974. Fifty years later, I thought it might be interesting to see how my thinking today has changed. Hence the title.

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Fifty Years Later – Part 4

How does God Make Himself Known?

Speaking of God as a “he” is pretty much in your face, but there are other distinctions to be made between the past and the present when speaking of how God makes God known.

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Things That Matter: Part 2 – The Spirituality of Reproductive Freedom

Part 2 looks at “The Spirituality of Reproductive Freedom” with special guests The Rev Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Diana Butler Bass!

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Things That Matter: Part 1 – The Spirituality of Reproductive Freedom

Part 1 looks at “The Spirituality of Reproductive Freedom” with special guests The Rev Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Dr. Sharon Jacob!

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Fifty Years Later – Part 3

How Do We Answer Our Questions?

Key to my understanding today are some observations about human life. I’ll refer to these later in the discussion about human nature, but a quick summary is in order. Following the Reformers, and adding a touch of neuroscience, it seems to me that we all become egocentric.

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Fifty Years Later – Part 2

How is Christianity Related to Other Religions?

The dominant view in the history of Christianity is that Jesus the Christ is the savior of the world, the one and only mediator between God and humanity.

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The Subversion of Jesus by the Rich and Powerful: Part Four, Finale

We don’t know how it happened. A small band that practiced justice and equality for all became an institution that demanded slaves obey their owners, women obey their husbands, and everyone obey the wealthy elite.

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Reading Between The Lines: Lessons from the Revised Common Lectionary Year A

Advent 1: The Reign of Christ by William L. Dols

This resource follows the Revised Common Lectionary with text selections for Years A, B and C. There are 53 lessons for each volume offering users a bonus lesson for each of the three lectionary years.

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