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It would be so much more enjoyable had you been there to experience the slow and confusing change from a Members only jacket to a beautiful Mr. Rodgers cardigan (which received a standing O) …but just try your best to picture it.   Sermons

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Give me a break (paper excerpt)

In the fifth century, Augustine of Hippo coined the ethical statement, “Love the sinner, hate the sin” and for the past twenty years, many conservative Christians have publicly applied this phrase toward homosexuals. Unfortunately, this approach has yet to change relations with the homosexual community, giving the church a homophobic label. Despite mainstream Christianity’s best […]

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WWJD? is Silly

Now that I have your attention, allow me elaborate. I have just read Dennis Hollinger’s Choosing the Good and I was deeply vexed by the question of how we should work out our Christian ethic within such a pluralistic and contextual milieu. If I am being honest, I love what Post-modernity has done for organized religion-I […]

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Free-Will

Here is short excerpt from my most recent essay on libertarian free-will. What you will find is a succint, yet respectful refutation of the deterministic (Calvinism) view of God. …Years later I have realized a great irony- Romans 9, when taken in its proper context, does not support determinism (Calvinism, predestination, election, etc.) at all. […]

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Fear and Trembling

For the past year I have been on such a faith/reason kick that I have been considering getting a Wesleyan Quadrilateral tattoo…for full closure on my teenage fundamentalist years. Tattoo jokes aside, reason plays an enormous role in my faith, so much so that I would argue that faith without reason is dangerous. I know […]

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Hebrews, how I love thee.

Hebrews has been my favorite book since I was a teenager. This is such a rich book with so much to say about atonement and Christology. I think the author of Hebrews goes to great lengths to display both Jesus’ divinity and his humanity. However, while the author clearly supports the dual nature of Jesus, […]

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A Terrible Monk

I have a place I like to go for prayer and silent reflection, however I rarely sit in this place for more than five minutes. The sacristy in my church is dark and quiet, it has a unique but peaceful aroma, a blend of candles, old albs, and wine. The sacristy has 2 rooms, the […]

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The Advocate

One of my favorite bits of scripture comes from Romans 8, when Paul is writing to Christians about hope and Patience. After Paul makes a beautiful statement about all of creation awaiting redemption, he then goes on to give us some encouragement as we wait and hope for our own redemption, “Likewise, the spirit helps […]

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Drew can still be reached at ikonstudents.com while this site is being developed. Hopefully, we will up and running soon.

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