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Weekly Meanderings, 18 August 18

We mourn for the more than a thousand victims of the Roman Catholic priests and bishops of Pennsylvania. We are sorry to hear of Aretha Franklin‘s passing — she’s the Queen of Soul: NEW YORK (AP) — The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth […]



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Weekly Meanderings, 18 August 18


This!

This is confession, pure and honest and authentic: I [Austin Ruse] became casual friends with Rod Dreher when he lived in Brooklyn with the beautiful Julie, and I lived in Manhattan alone. Newly married and not yet a father, he was writing movie reviews for the New York Post; this was before his move to National Review and ever-increasing […]



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Questions From Kingdom Roots Listeners

  Want to ask me a question for the next podcast?  Record your question here >> http://www.seminary.edu/askscot/ In this episode I field questions submitted by Kingdom Roots listeners.  Recommended resources, Christian and Jewish relationships, and further insights on the New Perspective are the type of topics addressed in this episode. Suggest Resource: The Kingdom of God […]



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Questions From Kingdom Roots Listeners


The Fear of Not Wanting to Know in the First Place

By Mike Glenn According to those people who stay up late at night and wonder about these things, our culture is suffering an epidemic of anxiety caused by FOMO, or, the Fear of Missing Out. According to this theory, we have become so connected and intertwined with the world around us through our digital gadgets […]



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The Question Few Are Asking

By Michelle Van Loon www.michellevanloon.com www.ThePerennialGen.com The newest wave of reaction to megachurches was sure to come in the wake of a string of moral failures of both charismatic leaders and the “yes man” approach of the elders/board members responsible for governing the organization. A number of pundits have noted that the megachurch built on […]



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The Question Few Are Asking


Purpose in Biology? (RJS)

Yet another new book for our consideration. Denis Alexander, molecular biologist, former chair of the Molecular Immunology Programme at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge and emeritus director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, has recently published Is There Purpose in Biology? The Cost of Existence and the God of Love. This should be […]



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Purpose in Biology? (RJS)


The Parable of Job, Love, and Life Everlasting

Is the Book of Job a parable? What is the message of Job? Does Job believe in life everlasting or prolongation of days  in one’s descendants? Matt Levering, in his new book called Dying and the Virtues. examines the Book of Job and intersects it with the longing for life everlasting because of love. If God […]



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The Parable of Job, Love, and Life Everlasting


Rod Dreher Speaks

Rod Dreher, a voice adored by some conservatives and despised by some progressives, always speaks his mind with utterly clear prose. You don’t have to be a conservative to feel the blunt end of this bad-boy description: Looking back on it, it was not sexual abuse by priests that caused me to lose my Catholic […]



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Rod Dreher Speaks


Pros and Cons of Inerrancy (RJS)

After looking at 2 Timothy 3 and Paul’s use of θεόπνευστος (God-breathed or God-spirited), John Walton and D. Brent Sandy (The Lost World of Scripture) turn to the concept of inerrancy. While both of them affirm inerrancy, properly understood, its use in the church is often flawed and troublesome.  They note at the beginning of […]



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Pros and Cons of Inerrancy (RJS)


Not Your Father’s Book of Revelation

My generation’s fathers by and large read the Book of Revelation through the lens of premillennial tribulation-and-rapture debates, who was the antichrist, and if 1948’s rebirth of Israel was not the herald of the last generation before the return of Christ. I read it that way, too, all the way into my seminary days when […]



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Not Your Father’s Book of Revelation