Every good story has to have conflict, otherwise it’s not a story. I remember many years ago when I was a student at Columbia College Chicago studying fiction writing, we sat in semi-circles in four-hour class sessions practicing all sorts …

Sin and the City, Stories from Genesis Read more »

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The following comes from one of my recent email conversations generated by my correspondent’s question, “What happens to our body and soul after we die?” Me: How deep do you want to go? Your questions lead into a quagmire of …

What does the “soul” have to do with resurrection? Read more »

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In response to Claude Mariottini‘s post “Left Behind,” I releftecd a bit: What infuriates me most about Camping and the ridiculous media attention devoted to his crackpot theories is that the Bible as the “Word of God” has failed again …

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This morning we heard one of the most famous passages in the Bible, Isaiah chapter 11, a passage often called the “Peaceable Kingdom.” In this passage the prophet envisions a peaceful, harmonious world where animals that are normally predator and …

Our Isaiah 11 Hope for Transformation into the Peaceable Kingdom – Advent 2 – Year A Read more »

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