February 28, 2015

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Christianity and the Subversion of Just About Everything!

April 16, 2017 WN: This essay was initially written in the 1980's while I was preparing a sermon on Romans 13. My "aha" moment is that described in the excerpt below. I've never seen this elsewhere in biblical scholarship. Someday a New Testament scholar may tell me it really is not good exegesis. But until then... Though the late Mennonite NT scholar Dr. David Schroeder, who later wrote a Foreword when I published it locally, was…

Christian Zionism

This was done for a new book by Ron Dart, Canadian Christian Zionism: A Tangled Tale. An excerpt: “Christian Zionism” like “Christian Violence” is an oxymoron. Both insights were “coming-of-age” insights over against the quintessential fundamentalism, (historian Ernest R. Sandeen’s claim in The Roots of Fundamentalism (Sandeen, 1970/2008) ) of my Plymouth Brethren (PB) upbringing. Dispensationalist millenarianism was a PB invention in fact by early PB John Nelson Darby, an apocalyptic Johnny-come-lately in Christian history,…

Capital Punishment

WN: I was invited to dialogue with Dr. Richard Land of (later) “The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission” of the Southern Baptist Convention. The dialogue was organized by the Presbyterian Church in Alaska, and took place March 22, 1997 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It was teleconferenced throughout Alaska including into the Juneau legislature, and also translated simultaneously for the deaf. Questions were posed from the university audience and from the teleconferencing sites. There…

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