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The Benedict Option considered again

I have been thinking about what is called the Benedict Option for a while. It is Rod Dreher’s proposal for Christians to strategically withdraw from the political culture wars.  Last August in the midst of America’s train-wreck of an election, I … Continue reading

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The Jeremiah option

In retirement I have come to count on preaching on Memorial Day Sunday and Labor Day Sunday. Settled pastors don’t want to preach then. They may take a vacation day to be with their families. Members of the congregation often … Continue reading

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