Category Archives: scripture

Amendment One and Reading the Bible as Outsiders

In NC, an amendment is on the ballot that will read to ban same-sex marriage, saying it is a constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be … Continue reading

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Living for the Flattest Part of My Soul: Césaire and Micah 6

The Old Testament reading today was from Micah 6: “‘With what shall I come before the Lord,    and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings,    with calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased … Continue reading

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On Faith and Doubt

Thursday evening, Skyler (my wife) went to a healing service–not an Anglican, Book of Common Prayer type of service, but a charismatic, revivalist type of service. I stayed home, tired, still trying to adjust to my new job and not … Continue reading

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Two Tongues Behind These Teeth: reading scripture beyond mastery

Sometimes it’s easier to begin with words that are not mine, but belong to another–foreign, in a sense. Outside (foris), on the other side of the door (fores), coming from a far and distant land. In a quotation, the outside … Continue reading

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Scripture, Sinners, and the Fractured Anglican Church

I have spoken, frequently, of the sinful nature of the church and Christianity. I have posted a Barth quote on a few occasions: The “sum total of even the Christian religion is simply this, that it is idolatry and self-righteousness, … Continue reading

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