Category Archives: Counter-cultural

“One-Issue-Politics” among Christians

Many evangelicals insist on framing the present and future American political scene primarily in terms of one issue.  Would not the “pro-life” movement be better served by advocating for and choosing adoption rather than denouncing and decrying abortion? Erecting billboards … Continue reading

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“Enemies of the People” ?

“Our Father in heaven, may you always be recognized as holy. Let your rule manifest itself on earth as it has always been in heaven. Would you teach us to be content with what you give us today to sustain … Continue reading

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Psalm 21: Calculating the Strength of Yahweh by the Victories of the King

Calculating the Strength of Yahweh by the Victories of the King

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“Calling All Prophets”

Jesus taught his disciples to pray for the arrival of the day when the rule of God (his Kingdom) would be as present on earth as it is in heaven. What does the arrival of God’s rule (Kingdom) in all … Continue reading

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“For the Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword”: Re-deploy at will

Jeremiah 23:23-32 23 Am I a God near by, says Yahweh, and not a God far off? 24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says Yahweh. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says Yahweh. 25 I … Continue reading

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Divine Subversion of Political Hubris in Daniel

The book of Daniel is an example of “survivalist literature” in our Bible. As such, it is a tale for our own time. In it we hear voices of the community of faith who struggle to cling to faith and … Continue reading

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