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Thinking about Santa Rosa

We're watching the fire in Wine Country closely, knowing that many people in that area have been affected. Westar's offices are no longer in Santa Rosa, nor are any of its employees. But we know of friends and fellows who have been affected, along with the residents of the towns through which the fire is [...]

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Colin Kaepernick, Peaceful Protest, and Prophets Among Us

I taught a class on Prophetic Imagination in the Hebrew Scriptures this Sunday. When I teach on the prophets, I always ask: Are there prophets today? I point to people like Martin Luther King, Cornel West, Wendall Berry, Maya Angelou as those who performed or currently perform the task of truth-telling in our own time. Shortly after [...]

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Religious Change Denial: The Shifting of American Religion and Where to go From Here

There are climate change deniers. Though I do not know, likely most followers of Westar will say, "Tell me something I don't know." What about religion change deniers? Is there such a thing as religious change denial?

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Biblical Studies Carnival 131 – January 2017

I would be remiss if I failed to kick off this Biblical Studies Carnival without pointing out the ‘yuuge’ elephant in the room, the US Presidential inauguration and change of administration. (I bet you thought I was going to say Morgan Freeman in The Story of God or or Jude Law in The Young Pope, [...]

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God Is Not King

God is not king. God is not a master, and we are not in bondage to God. This was the consensus reached by Fall 2016 session of the Seminar on God and the Human Future with the guidance of guest theologians J. Kameron Carter and Keri Day. A formal report on the session will appear [...]