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AntiChrist

I grew up in a Christian community that emerged during the post-Napoleonic period. It is no surprise that it was concerned about identifying an AntiChrist. Of course such identifications have multiplied over the years – Mussolini, Hitler, a Russian leader, … Continue reading

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Behold Your god

I have watched with fascination and then boredom as each mass shooting or attempted mass shooting has unfolded in the USA. There is, of course, horror and anger. Then there are the calls for keep weapons out of the hands of such … Continue reading

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Myths about Tolerance and Acceptance

One keeps hearing the claim that followers of Jesus should practice tolerance and acceptance, that this is the way that love is expressed, and that this is the way Jesus lived, that he accepted sinners and tax collectors. Specifically, the … Continue reading

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Mid-Summer Update: Living on the Fast Train, Rooted in St. Francis

Peter and Judy Davids June 21, 2014 Dear family and friends, It is time that we posted a newsletter on my blog that brought you up to date on where we are at, for that is better than brief notes … Continue reading

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Roots and Fruits

If the roots are bad, so is the fruit, or so the saying goes. I have been thinking about that as I listen to two things: (1) the evangelical infighting going on about homosexual relationships and (2) the Catholic teaching … Continue reading

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Why Do Christians Love Obama?

I admit to being ironic in the title of this blog. What is clear to me is that many, probably most of my friends on Facebook are orthodox Christians. Probably they would call themselves conservative evangelicals, whether they were from … Continue reading

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Daily Conversion

Evangelicals have traditionally talked about one’s conversion, often using the term “saved” as in “When were you saved?” Over against that the monastic tradition and the Catholic and Orthodox churches in general have talked about continual repentance and continual conversion. … Continue reading

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