Writings

Theology, opinion, fiction, and the occasional limerick.

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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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First They Came for the Comedians: Free Speech and the Right to Offend in Brazil

Danilo Gentili is a highly successful Brazilian comedian and talk-show host. He can be downright hilarious. He also takes special...

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Trump, Bolsonaro, and the Alcântara Launch Center

On Tuesday Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited US President Trump in Washington. The visit, of course, generated much press here...

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Bread for My Friends (Luke 6:1-5)

So I got up this morning intent on posting the next segment in our series in Luke. After finishing, I...

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Missionary Max and the Lost City: Sample

The following is chapter 32 of Missionary Max and the Lost City, entitled Gun Control. It features brand-new original art...

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The Great TP Adventure

There was a little event that happened on Saturday, in the middle of events I described in my last post....

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