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bean sproutFaith-Ful Exegesis – Because words mean different things in different contexts there is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to biblical exegesis. This is why we have to pay attention to how words are used in context as well as how different authors use them.

Why Not Lutheranism? — Why do we have Calvinist Baptists but not Lutheran Baptists? This article takes on the question of why people are more likely to have an opinion about Calvinism than most other theological system.

Open Letter to Southern Baptist Laypersons – Speaking of Calvinism, the author of this open letter is not thrilled about a perceived SBC drift toward Calvinism. I will probably share a few thoughts about the content of the letter in a future post.

The U.S. Supreme Court to consider prayer at government meetings — Does prayer violate the First Amendment? The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the issue of prayer that convene government meetings. The question is does prayer in the name of Jesus promote the Christian faith above another (or no) faith?

“Loving, committed multiple partner families” — Is the sexual revolution playing out the way the defenders of traditional marriage said it would? First Thoughts provides interesting insights into this question by looking at a CNN news piece on polyamory and polyamorists.

Confessing Christ in a Pluralist Society — obviously we are living in an increasingly pluralistic society. This article provides some thoughtful comments about confessing Christ in a culture that no longer looks upon the Christian faith with favor.

Five Christian theologies scarier than Halloween — This is a real dog’s breakfast of an article from the UCC Priestess Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite. Dr. David Murray gives it all the scorn it is due though. Speaking of scorn, this article at Reformation Theology points out that people who knowingly promote hateful cultural myths are engaging in  “the worst form of hate there is”. Are you listening Priestess Thistlethwaite?

On the lighter side — Everyday objects get hacked and probably shouldn’t have.