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Dr. Joseph Blair on Kingdom and Kingdoms

Kingdom and Kingdoms Jesus came preaching, teaching, and living the kingdom of God as the central thrust of his ministry.  So we should put his kingdom, his kingdom rule, at the center. In the run-up to the presidential election, neither … Continue reading

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What is a king supposed to do?

We are in an election cycle right now, and each of the candidates for the two highest offices claims allegiance to Jesus, the two vice presidential candidate as committed Catholics (although of different part of the faithful Catholic spectrum), one … Continue reading

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Your Kingdom Come

I posted this on http://christianthought.hbu.edu, the blog of our department at Houston Baptist University (HBU), but thought that it merited reposting here: I pray the Lord’s Prayer frequently, for, after all, Jesus said it was the way to pray. So I … Continue reading

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Where are the demons?

There has been a discussion going on on Facebook about why the demonic is not as evident today. I was reflecting last night. I realize that experience tells us that there are three avenues by which people become demonized: (1) … Continue reading

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The immigrant

There has been a lot of discussion about immigration lately, about foreigners. It is part of the political dialogue that we live in. In the light of this discussion I am posting a revision of a column that I wrote … Continue reading

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Oh Death, Where Is Thy Sting?

I have been reflecting lately on death, for brother-in-law Jim Bouchillon died yesterday, succombing to cancer.  He has died. What does that mean for him? Or for anyone? It is clear that in 2 Cor 5 and Phil 1 Paul … Continue reading

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Politics: the time when Christians lose their sanctification

Tonight is the night of the Iowa Caucuses, the more or less official start of the US Presidential race, although in reality Republican hopefuls have been jockeying for some time, creating the political theater of the summer. As politicians compete, … Continue reading

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Advent or Christmas?

I recently went to our son’s church, which had a very nice Christmas program. It was quite contemporary, so those who like only traditional programs would not like it, but I did enjoy it. I could critique this or that, … Continue reading

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Curiouser and Curiouser

While it is tempting to discuss Society of Biblical Literature in San Francisco, I find the present political climate the most curious at present. First, there is a lot of discussion of Christian values, but very little discussion of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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The purpose of professional meetings

I am about to go to the meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars, Institute for Biblical Research, etc. in Atlanta. Why would one fly a distance to live in an hotel in the center … Continue reading

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