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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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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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Oneiric Thoughts on Crywolf’s Cataclasm

I used to lie around and listen to music for hours. I lay there, creating films in my head that would go along with the music—putting a film to score rather than the other way around. Anyone else? Anyway, adult … Continue reading

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The Depth of Return

I am continuing to read Henri Nouwen’s Lenten meditations, From Fear to Love, in tandem with Anthony Bloom’s book on prayer, Beginning to Pray. Each has been insightful on its own, but the conjunction of the two is powerful. The … Continue reading

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Praying to our Father, the Good Shepherd

After making it quite clear that God is not a tempter, not the one who causes lust for things we don’t need, James goes on to promote a very positive view of God: Every good thing given and every perfect … Continue reading

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