Writings

Theology, opinion, fiction, and the occasional limerick.

Look at What God Can Do

People and societies act on presuppositions – basic facts that are held to be self-evident and thus immune to questioning....

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The Night I Went Back in Time – A Short Story

The following story is an embellished retelling of something that actually happened to me. Enjoy! “Never walk the streets of...

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A Letter to Rebecca on her Birthday

Rebecca is a sweet ten-year-old girl in our church who was so looking forward to her birthday party, scheduled for...

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Our Woke Church

As a missionary with a vital stake in the trends that periodically sweep the Western theological and ecclesiastical landscape, I...

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First-Century Theological Twitter: A Parable

Roman Province of Israel, ca 30 AD The Twitter-sphere erupted in outrage yesterday due to inflammatory remarks made by a...

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Francivaldo and Géssica: Rebels Without a Clause

Our co-worker Francivaldo and his beautiful bride Géssica officially tied the knot in a lovely ceremony on Saturday – a...

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Netflix and Dilma, or, It’s Only Democracy When Our Side Wins

The first I heard of the Netflix documentary The Edge of Democracy (Democracia em Vertigem in Portuguese, trailer here) was...

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Pluralism, Secularism, and Christianity: Responding to Peter Berger

In the course of a recent online discussion on the merits of a pluralistic society, particularly where Christianity is concerned,...

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How to Unmask a Pharisee in Three Simple Steps (Luke 6:6-11)

The latest in a series of posts based on messages in Luke that we are currently preaching at the Ebenezer...

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The Separation of the Separator and the Killing of Death

Every year I am invited to give a talk on Easter to a group of English students at a local...

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