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Tribes, Unity, and Love

Tribes Evolutionary psychologists are helping us figure out how we humans got to where we are now. What is it about the ways we’re wired that helped us survive and adapt in the face of countless daily threats to our lives? Part of the answer is a powerful instinct to form tribes in which we […]

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Modern Patriarchy

That moment when… you throw out something in a blog post that is completely untrue. In my post on Patriarchy and Homosexuality this past Saturday I wrote: Patriarchy is a system that nobody today agrees with or lives by. I had so many good intentions with that one. I wanted to have a little Kumbaya […]

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Claiming Jesus: Benefits and Dangers

This week our house church group read through Isa 34-35. The two chapters juxtapose starkly antithetical visions of what God’s vindication of God’s people looks like. In Isa 34 there is the negative side of the coin: Israel’s enemies destroyed for Israel’s sake. It is one of the most gruesome depictions of slaughter in scripture: […]

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Doing What You Believe

Today’s post is inspired by the Theology Nerd Throwdown podcast. “The” Vs. “-al” At the end of a recent episode, Tripp and Bo got into one of their recurring fights. It’s the versus -al. What’s more important? Is it the things that we believe–the incarnation, the resurrection, the Pentecost? Or is it the ways we […]