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What's the Difference Between "Progressive" and "Conservative" Christianity; or What do Marcus Borg and Joel Osteen Have in Common; or Marcus Borg isn't Wearing Any Clothes

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The other night I went to a talk given by Marcus Borg. There was much of what he said I found to be true and insightful. I agreed whole heartedly with a large proportion of his critique of modern American “Conservative” Christianity. However, though I agreed with him in regards to some of the problems, I did not agree with a single one of his solutions. There is much I could say about Borg’s theology. I wil...

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Why Did Jesus Come to Earth

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 24, 2013 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Last Sunday I preached at my church, Zion Lutheran, on John chapter twelve. In my sermon I consider three main questions: Who is Jesus? Why did he come to Earth? Why did he die? I’ve got some other past sermons that I’ve been meaning to post, but since this one is really for preparation for Easter I wanted to get it up on the web before then. I don’t get to preach on Easter so this...

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Theories and Models in Relation to Theology

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 26, 2012 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Again, I was listening to Econtalk in which the host Russ Roberts and guest Emanuel Derman, a former physicist, discussed an issue – theories, models and science – that can be applied to Christianity. The basic idea is that th...

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The Death and Resurrection of Jesus.

Posted by thethousandmarch on April 12, 2010 at 8:22 PM Comments comments (2)

The Bible views Jesus’ death primarily as an act of substitutionary atonement. Jesus is the “lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). He died in our place, taking on himself the curse of death due us because of our sin. In this he made it possible for us to be reconciled with God.

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