Category Archives: Theology

Blogging Barth

After playing a pivotal role in our Oklahoma reading group, Matthew Dowling took up a pastorate at Monmouth Church of Christ in Tinton Falls, NJ. Not surprisingly, he has now started a Monday morning Barth reading group there (as well … Continue reading

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Tkach on Einstein

Speaking of Life

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Bruce Cockburn – love in a broken world

“Like a rock on the surface of a still river, causing ripples that go on forever, redemption rips through the surface of time in the cry of a tiny babe…”(Bruce Cockburn, “Cry of a Tiny Babe”) The Incarnation reveals the … Continue reading

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Devotional conversation-starter

Wanting a brief devotional? Over the last several years I have regularly followed Speaking of Life, by Joseph Tkach. Speaking of Life is a weekly video podcast by Grace Communion International. I’ve mentioned Tkach before as part of GCI’s You’re … Continue reading

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Learn Accordance and “a little Greek” together

In previous posts, I’ve explained how to get started with Accordance for OS X and with Accordance for iOS. Here’s a new option to consider: A combination of the Accordance Starter Collection ($50) and the Mounce Greek Study System ($160) … Continue reading

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CSNTM at iTunes U

Before a minor surgical procedure last Friday, I prepared a gargantuan playlist on iTunes to last through the weekend and beyond. Catching up on video and audio podcasts kept my mind happily distracted as I recovered. Chief among the joys … Continue reading

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Biblical interpretation exercise – Galileo

The year is 1616. You are a Cardinal, and a member of the Holy Congregation of the Index. How you interpret the Bible will have repercussions for many generations. Download this exercise: Here’s the instructor’s version, with commentary: Setting: written … Continue reading

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Central Oklahoma Church Dogmatics reading group

Due to several participants moving away, the Central Oklahoma Church Dogmatics reading group has been suspended for a while. Some external links: You’re Included videos on Barth Foundations of Theology video, Grace Communion International Center for Barth Studies (Princeton Seminary); … Continue reading

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Little Women, lifelong children

“My child, the troubles and temptations of your life are beginning and may be many, but you can overcome and outlive them all if you learn to feel the strength and tenderness of your Heavenly Father as you do that … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – family devotion

Index of Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday posts Happy Thanksgiving! Before or after watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, discuss some scriptures about giving thanks: 1. Psalm 50:23. What may we do that will prepare our hearts to see God’s salvation revealed? … Continue reading

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