Monthly Archives: June 2012

Beneath the Words, A Deeper Communion

June 28, 2012  Christians everywhere celebrate communion.  Christians do it because of quite specific guidance given by Jesus in the Bible: “this do in remembrance of me.” That instruction appears in all four gospels (Matthew 26: 26-28; Mark 14: 22-24; … Continue reading

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Our Evolving Understanding of Divorce — and Homosexuality

June 21, 2012 Could consideration of divorce help us understand how we make use of the Bible?  And might that help us in understanding what God asks of us with regard to homosexuality? In Luke 16:18 Jesus says18 “Anyone who divorces … Continue reading

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Ashamed Not To Be a Heretic: Harry Emerson Fordick

June 13, 2012 Reading the newspaper this morning, I came across this quotation from Harry Emerson Fosdick: “I should be ashamed to live in this generation and not be a heretic.”  That sentence, I learned later, is from the final … Continue reading

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The Never-Changing Case for Marriage

June 1, 2012 In 1949, Elton Trueblood published a short book on The Common Ventures of Life: Marriage, Birth, Work and Death (New York: Harper and Row).  “The purpose of this book,” he says in the Preface, “is to help … Continue reading

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