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As it’s near Passover, this installation of The Word is a Hebrew word that is also a prayer and a song. Dayenu is a combination of “enough” and “to us” and is most often translated “it would have been enough.” It hails from the 9th century Haggadah, and it has…

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Happy Moltmann Monday! Today’s excerpt is from The Way of Jesus Christ in a section entitled “Christ the Redeemer of Evolution.” I hope it will serve as a Lenten devotional as we seek to finish strong in these 40 days awaiting Easter. Creation is not a work once performed and…

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Y’all: I heard the craziest story recently. I’ve mentioned the Philosophy Bites podcast here before, which has wonderfully short little snippets of philosophy nerd-dom. This particular episode, “Daniel Everett on the Nature of Language,” was talking about the Piraha (pronounced pee-dah-hawn) people in the Amazon. Everett has spent years and…

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Happy Moltmann Monday! I’m straying from a theological book choice today and instead sharing a short paragraph from Moltmann’s autobiography A Broad Place. (You should read this. So many fantastic stories, plus insights into his life among family, colleagues, etc. You’ll just love him all the more for it.) He…

For the last few weeks I’ve had some conversations with pastors of both big and small churches, talking about the future and different struggles they’re facing. A lot of this is based on size and resources, which, depending on the level your church has of each, can create vastly different…

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