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many are asking if this is an all out friend war, what will be my next step? all I can say…I have the camera…I’m committed to truth with my lens…but this is not the time…this…

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Marcia the Lard and Revolting Beauty

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Hi Folks, Thanks for blogging in. First want to express my profound appreciation for my dear FRIEND Marcia (the lard) Erickson who kindly showed the entire WORLD what a slob I am. ( : My…

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Greg Boyd and the Very Bad, No Good, Messy Study

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I’m really glad Greg professes to be non-violent…he won’t hurt me for posting this picture of him working from home. I had a photo shoot with Greg for a project we’re doing and as Shelley…

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In the Valley of Elah

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Hello bloggers, Went out with my small group Friday night and saw the movie, “In the Valley of Elah,” starring Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron and Susan Sarandon. This is a great movie, mainly because…

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God’s Being Sued!

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Hot off the press (I kid you not)! Omaha senator Ernie Chambers (a long time critic of Christianity) is bringing a lawsuit against one who has caused “untold death and horror” while “threatening to cause…

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My friend Dr. Jen

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The other day we said goodbye, at least for a while, to a wonderful young lady named Jennifer Halverson. No she didn’t die. She left for Haiti. Let me tell you about my friend Jen….

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What’s “the Christian Position” on Whether or Not the U.S. Should Immediately Withdraw its Troops?

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Since the publication of The Myth of a Christian Nation, many have become aware of my conviction that Jesus calls us to love our enemies and live a non-violent lifestyle. As a result, I’ve gotten…

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The 35W Bridge Collapse and the Book of Job

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On my August 9th blog, I argued that there’s no reason to suppose that God was involved in the collapse of the 35 W bridge. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the amount of blog activity…

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Saying Good Bye to the Stepmother I Never Knew

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On Sunday, August 27th, the stepmother who raised me during my formative childhood years passed away. Her name was Stella. She was 91 years old. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t feel any personal loss…

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Thoughts on “God’s Warriors” from “The Heretic”

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Hi folks, I and a bunch of friends just finished watching Christiane Amanpour’s CNN documentary entitled “God’s Christian Warriors.” I honestly thought the whole three-part series was simply fantastic. Each segment was well done, balanced,…

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A lesson from Apocalypto

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Hello Bloggerites, The other night I watched a movie with my small group: Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto. It’s basically a story about the tribulations of a young Mayan man and his family toward the end of…

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CNN

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From the admins~ Multitudes of people around the country, and around the world, have grown concerned about the widespread fusion and confusion of faith and politics. Over the past several years, Greg has had many…

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Why the 35W Bridge Collapsed

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As all of you know, I’m sure, a little over a week ago the 35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed. This is the most traveled bridge in Minnesota. It was a tragedy, though the fact that…

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Our Town

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In my previous blog I mentioned that I and my small group went to the play Our Town. I also talked about why this play means so much to me. God used it and a…

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A Play, A Teacher, and a Changed Life

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Ladies and Gentlemen, believe it or not I’m going to blog about something other than “Natural” evil! (I admit that when I get hooked on a topic, I can become a wee bit obsessive –…

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Ralph Winter’s Modified “Gap Theory”

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Hello folks, trust you are all having a nice summer. I’m sure many of you are familiar with Ralph Winter. He is the editor of the acclaimed book Perspectives on World Missions and is arguably…

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An Argument from the Early Church Fathers

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Greetings comrades in the war! I’ve been sharing various arguments defending the S.I.N. hypothesis over the last dozen or so blogs (go back to July 12 to start from the beginning). I come now to…

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Argument From Cosmic Redemption

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Hello folks, I’m coming to my fifth argument defending my Satan-in-Nature (S.I.N) hypothesis — the view that “natural” evil can only adequately be explained by positing that evil cosmic forces have a corrupted nature. If…

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The Argument from a Cursed Nature

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“Man…trusted God was love indeedAnd love Creation’s final law –Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and clawWith ravine, shrek’d against his creed/”Tennyson, In Memoriam Tennyson nailed it. We trust that God is love. But we also…

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The Argument from God’s Non-Violent Creational Ideal

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Hello blogging community. Thanks for tuning in. I’m getting a lot of feedback on my recent posts about “natural evil,” and I appreciate it. Some of it has been people offering criticisms of my view,…

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