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Doris H. Murdoch: The Mount of Temptation

by Doris H. Murdoch, teacher and author of Testify: By the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of our Testimony and Constructing Your Testimony We read about the Mount of Temptation in the books of Matthew (4:1-11), Mark (1:12-13), and Luke (4:1-13). After Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit…

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William P. Tuck: What Makes You Angry?

by William Powell Tuck, retired parish pastor, professor, and author of Lord, I Keep Getting a Busy Signal: Reaching for a Better Spiritual Connection, The Church Under the Cross, A Positive Word for Christian Lamenting: Funeral Homilies, and more! Too many times in life we are angry for wrong or minor reasons. But sometimes there are times that…

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Edward W. H. Vick: Authority and Orthodoxy

by Edward W.H. Vick, retired professor and author of Philosophy for Believers, Creation: The Christian Doctrine, From Inspiration to Understanding: Reading the Bible Seriously and Faithfully and more! The explanation of authority might sound like this. (1) God has called and appointed the elders as custodians of the truth. God has ordained the leaders of the community and given…

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Bruce Epperly: Philippians and Facebook Etiquette for Christians

by Dr. Bruce G. Epperly, pastor, professor and author of Process Theology: Embracing Adventure with God, Finding God in Suffering: A Journey with Job, Transforming Acts: Acts of the Apostles as a 21st Century Gospel, Ruth and Esther: Women of Agency and Adventure, and more! A number of years ago, I wrote a piece in which I asserted that…

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Herold Weiss: Why are you afraid?

by Dr. Herold Weiss, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN and author of Meditations on According to John, Meditations on the Letters of Paul, Creation in Scripture, and Finding my Way in Christianity: Recollections of a Journey As spectators of the current campaigns for the presidency of the United States, we…

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Bob Cornwall: What Use is God?

by Dr. Robert D. Cornwall, pastor and author, from his blog, Ponderings on a Faith Journey. Author of Ultimate Allegiance: The Subversive Nature of the Lord’s Prayer, Unfettered Spirit: Spiritual Gifts for the New Great Awakening, Marriage in Interesting Times: A Pariticipatory Study Guide, and more! What use is God if God can’t or won’t prevent evil from occurring? That’s…

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Allan Bevere: We Need the Whole of Scripture for Christian Ethics

from the personal blog of Dr. Allan Bevere, pastor, professor, and author of Politics of Witness: The Character of the Church in the World, Colossians and Philemon: A Participatory Study Guide, and more Christians have always struggled to view the whole of Scripture as authoritative in a practical sense, but it has become fashionable of late to…

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David Moffett-Moore: God of All Creation

by Dr. David Moffett-Moore, pastor and author of The Jesus Manifesto: A Participatory Study Guide to the Sermon on the Mount, Pathways to Prayer, Wind and Whirlwind: Being a Pastor in a Storm of Change, and more!   The Psalmist writes, “O God, our God, how majestic is your name over all creation!” as book-ends for a psalm…

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Bruce Epperly: Ruth, Esther, and Process-Relational Theology

by Dr. Bruce G. Epperly, pastor, professor and author of Process Theology: Embracing Adventure with God, Ruth and Esther: Women of Agency and Adventure, and more!   The Bible is a book of relationships and nowhere is it more evident than in the Books of Ruth and Esther. Ruth’s and Naomi’s survival depends on their care for…