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Phyllis Tickle, Rest In Peace

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 11:14 AM


Phyllis Tickle ((c) Courtney Perry)

Phyllis Tickle was there on the worst day of my life. More accurately, the morning after the worst night of my life. There she sat, along with Doug Pagitt, on the patio outside of her room at...

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About All That Mainline Handwringing

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 11:17 PM

The latest brouhaha in mainline Christianity, as relentlessly pursued by Bruce Reyes-Chow, is a financial appeal by a division of the Prebyterian Church (USA) made in very bad taste. The "One Great Hour of Sharing" campaign has the feel of an outside marketing group, a little too smart...

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Listen to London: Don't Bomb Syria

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 5:52 PM

I want to add my voice to the chorus that is urging President Obama not to bomb Syria. Yesterday the British Parliament issued a sharp rebuke to PM David Cameron's sabre-rattling when they voted against any military intervention in Syria:

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is prepared to move ahead with...
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What Does Jesus' Crucifixion Solve?

(146) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 11:16 AM

Christians know why Jesus died: He died for our sins. That's what we're taught from the earliest days of Sunday school.

And we all know how he died: A particularly gruesome form of public execution known as crucifixion.

But many Christians are less sure of how it works. How is...

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The Church Should Stay Out of the Marriage Business

(196) Comments | Posted March 4, 2011 | 3:12 PM

My friend, Bruce Reyes-Chow, wrote a post recently arguing that the government should get out of the marriage business. And I agree with him. Sort of. I think that the Church should get out of the marriage business. Basically, I think it's a sinful practice that clergypersons act...

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