It's 2016 and the problem of evil is still unsolved. It's found a megaphone in Stephen Fry, who offers more rhetorical power than originality.
Why I left the ordination process
The priest faces inward, toward liturgy and the sacraments. The layperson faces outward, toward everything else—everything.
In The Lady in the Van, viewers see playwright Alan Bennett befriend a woman experiencing homelessness—and treat her as a human.
Anger at the democratic deficit
Populism is a predictable feature of any society that is unwilling or unable to be as democratic as it claims to be.
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This election season, we've seen a lot of hatred and inhospitality directed toward Muslims and toward migrants. There is talk of building walls instead of bridges, a focus on fueling the politics of fear instead of concern for human need.
In 1 Kings 8 we see an alternative.
One of the more challenging things I face as I try to present my historical-critical-mystical perspective on scripture to others is explaining pseudonymous texts.
For pointed example, only seven of the texts in the Bible that are purportedly written by the Apostle Paul are likely to have been written by him.
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