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For the Earth Shall Be Full of the Knowledge of the Lord as the Waters Cover the Sea

Where in the Bible is the Christmas story to be found? Understandably, the instinct of most Christians is to turn to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, where the historical accounts of the birth of Jesus, the coming of the Messiah, are to be found. Matthew grounds the story of the birth of Jesus in the genealogy of the Messiah, the king born as a bab...

December 7, 2018

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The Danger of "I" in Christian Prayer


This article is an excerpt from my book, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down: The Lord's Prayer as a Manifesto for Revolution. This post is the third in an eight part series on the Lord's Prayer. ...

August 20, 2018

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Leviticus in The New York Times: What's the Real Story Here?


Even in this secular age, the conscience of Western civilization continues to be haunted and shaped by the Bible. The inherited moral tradition of the West was explicitly formed by the Bible -- both the Old and New Testaments -- and the moral power of the Bible continues as the main source of the principles, intuitions, impulses, and vocabulary of ...

July 23, 2018

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