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Theology

EssayTheology

Believing the Bible: John Calvin

Some in the hyper-literalist camp may not care what Luther says about the bible; they're more interested in having John Calvin on their side. But Calvin's view of scripture is fascinating, in part because he follows Luther rather closely. Like Luther, Calvin's approach to scripture…
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March 1, 2019
Theology

Believing the Bible: Martin Luther

Those who hold to a hyper-literal interpretation of the bible often want to use Luther and Calvin to support a modern view of biblical inerrancy. The problem, however, is that neither Luther nor Calvin fit with this approach to reading the bible. Luther inherited a…
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February 28, 2019
SermonTheology

Genesis 1: Part 1

Intro Welcome to Lumberjack Theology "axing" the right questions. My name is Jason Lief. And today we begin to explore the Book of Genesis. How do we make sense of faith and science? What does it mean to read the creation accounts of Genesis 1…
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February 28, 2019
Theology

Believing the Bible

More than once over the last few days I’ve been asked if I “believe the bible”. What they mean, I think, is whether I believe the bible is the true word of God. Of course my answer is yes, but yes is the tip of…
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February 27, 2019
EssayPoliticsTheology

Letting Go of the Greater Good

All of the lectionary readings for Advent were blatantly political. Maybe a better way to put it is they were all anti-establishment. Every text was imbedded within a chapter that begins with a reference to the powerful. Luke 21 begins, "He looked up and saw…
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December 28, 2018
EssayTheology

The Francis Option

I'll admit, I got duped into signing up for Audible a few months back. I always sign up for promotions and then forget to cancel. A few weeks ago I discovered I had accumulated "credits", so I purchased a lecture series on the life and…
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December 14, 2018
EssayTheology

The Politics of Worship

This morning I propose that the increasing fatalism within the Christian community, the resignation that the world is as it is, is a product of our thin worship. I'm suggesting there a connection between the evangelical yawn in the face of injustice and the hyper-spiritualized…
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October 12, 2018