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A Reformed Apocalypse: Have I Come Home?

As I have thought through the Atonement through the past several years, I have been on quite a journey. For many reasons, both theological and personal, I left the Reformed tradition in which I originally cut my theological teeth. As … Continue reading

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The Law and Gospel of Atonement: A Process Lutheran View

We are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, … Continue reading

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Tracing the Light: An Attempt at a Covenantal Quakerism

“Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every reality of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 To speak Quakerly for a moment: I have had a concern … Continue reading

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Infinite Waters

Return us to the place of setting sun over Water, the crab pots hanging from Breakers, liquid fire reflecting our past and Present.   The brick house on the water stands, blue Shutters, brilliantly in the fading burn. The Smoke … Continue reading

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Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

I previously wrote an essay about the Atonement, laying out my view that God is in search of people to supply them with Love and Life, to counteract all that hinders Love and Life, to destroy Death. God wants to … Continue reading

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Atonement: A Mystical View with Quaker Influence

In his book, The Double Search, Rufus Jones intimates the notion that Atonement is a process. In other words, it’s not a one time, one off event. What’s more, it must be a process, because it involves humans, people. People … Continue reading

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Exorcising the Zeitgeists

Symbolism was a movement in art and literature that can trace its roots to the mid-1800s, though its real maturation doesn’t occur until the end of that century.[1] It begins with the French writer, Charles Baudelaire and his publication of … Continue reading

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