Monthly Archives: May 2014

Climate change and the bronze age collapse

I saw this opinion piece by Eric H. Cline from the New York Times. The author says that the collapse of several civilizations around the eastern Mediterranean at the end of the Bronze age is relevant for today, because climate change … Continue reading

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Drawn out of the man cave

Today is probably the only day I will blog  at all this week. Life has gotten in the way of reading and blogging. Two weeks ago the pastor at our church went back to his sweet home of Alabama.  I knew … Continue reading

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Wright-orange calvinist individualism

  I am reading and reacting to Christopher Wright’s book, The Mission of God. Way deep in the book comes the following, which helped me put his argument in context: I write as a son of Northern Ireland. That has … Continue reading

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Wright-neither spiritual nor political

As I predicted, Christopher Wright tries not to go all left-wing with his use of the exodus to define mission. He set up two opposing wrong conclusions (I am blogging through his The Mission of God). He is unsatisfied with … Continue reading

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What answer would an Israelite would give to the question, “Are you saved?” Christopher Wright in The Mission of God says the ancient Jew would tell you the story of the exodus. Wright is arguing that our mission has to … Continue reading

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Sinners at Dinner

My favorite TV show may be Blue Bloods. At least I appreciate that in this show there is a family centered around their faith. They are Irish Catholics. They don’t always get along. But always they gather for Sunday dinner … Continue reading

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Wright-universality and particularity

From much of the historical-critical treatment of the Bible you get the impression that the universal nature of mission only arose in the later prophets. Christopher Wright in The Mission of God disagrees with this. He does not think the … Continue reading

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