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Flailing Fists of Fiery Faith: Angry Words at Dearborn’s Arab Festival

“And they’ll know you are Christians by your love, by your love….” buy cheap cialis Easy to sing.  Not so easy to remember, when you’re facing off with someone from the Other Side.  Y’know what I mean? Dearborn, Michigan has the distinction of having the highest population of Muslims per capita of any city in […]

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THINK THIS, NOT THAT #5: Knock-Down, Drag-Out Fights Over Jesus

Whiz, bam—the early church leaders certainly knew how to put heretics and dissident theologians in their place! They’d bang their coffee cups on the table and cry, “Anathema!!” (An anathema, if you have to ask, is a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. And anathema was one of the […]

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The Mystery of the Three-in-One

Today is Trinity Sunday.  It’s so darned easy to take that for granted—to listen to the Gospel with the ears of someone who has heard that old story s-o-o-o many times before, then to drive back home, mow the lawn and enjoy your Sunday dinner and maybe a movie. But wait!  What is this “three […]

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THE COEXIST CONUNDRUM: A Noble Goal, or Pie-in-the-Sky Ideology?

Can’t we all just get along? check credit score free Do you remember Rodney King?  He was the African-American who was beaten by Los Angeles police officers after a traffic arrest in 1991.  The beating, which was caught on videotape by a bystander—and the subsequent acquittal of the officers involved—enraged the black community in that […]

THINK THIS, NOT THAT #4: WHO DO MEN SAY THAT I AM? Ephesus Explains Christ’s Dual Nature

GLOSSARY FOR EPHESUS Nestorianism – Nestorius, bishop of Constantinople, and his followers believed that divine and human persons remained separate in the incarnate Christ.  For their adherence to this doctrine, they were ecclesiastically condemned in 431.  The Nestorian church, which then separated from Byzantine Christianity, centered in Persia and survived chiefly in Asia Minor. Monophysitism […]

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