Tag: fundamentalism

what is truth?

Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” “But we are descendants of Abraham,” they said. “We have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean, ‘You will be set…

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Member or disciple? Your answer determines if your church lives… or expires

riday evening I enjoyed the privilege of spending a few hours with around 40 men from Holy Innocents Episcopal Church here in Valrico. We enjoyed some great conversation, some really good barbecue, gathered for “the program,” and then hung around talking for another half hour at the end. The program was me. The rector, Father…

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waterfalls, God’s generous love, and religious fundamentalism

As promised, I’ll continue posting pictures and stories from our Great Smoky Mountain adventure. But today, I’m also going to weave in a quote from George MacDonald. MacDonald, for those of you who aren’t familiar with his writings, is a minister/writer/novelist from the late 19th Century. He was admired by Dickens, seriously influenced C.S. Lewis,…

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