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A constellation of questions, common to some Christian traditions, increasingly makes me cringe. Are you saved? Is he/she saved? When were you saved? I know what is intended. They are identifying ‘saved’ with the moment I ‘invited Christ into my … Read More

Upside Down Commitment.

Ever hear the phrase, “You need to commit your life to Christ”? I have. In fact, I used to hear it and say it all the time. It was a sort of prescription for spiritual health. Struggling with anxiety? You need to commit your life to … Read More

The Myth of Redemptive Violence.

Leviticus 16 describes the ingenious ritual from which our word “scapegoating” originated. On the Day of Atonement, a priest laid hands on an “escaping” goat, placing all the sins of the Jewish people from the previous year onto the animal. Then the … Read More

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