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A New Christmas Song (towards being honest)

This song is: 1) An attempt to respectfully add to our repoitoire of Christmas songs, while trying to be as truly historical as the other songs before it. 2) Making an attempt to reflect not only what Christmas is really about in our belief system, but also what...
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Musical Jesus: Jesus is the Answer by Michael W. Smith

So to kick off this post series, I thought I’d start with a campy, crowd favorite! Many (both christian & non-christian) alike mock this song for how unapologetically cheesy it comes across. The charismatic melismas and ad-libs, the piano, the quintessential choir, and the leading “trustworthy-white-male-voice” all combine...
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The Bible, Homosexuality, and Christianity: Preface

Regardless of how any government or organization legislates homosexuality, the church has a responsibility to stand apart from them and both judge their faults and set a course for peace, love, faith, and justice, quite regardless of whatever the rest of the world may or may not be doing. To...
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Vindication

Many times in the old Testament, we find the writers using language concerning the clouds. In fact, the Old Testament has numerous mentions of God, coming, going, being, moving in the clouds. If you recall, at one point, God’s Spirit dwelt among the Israelites as a cloud which...
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F**K You

Ok, so this is not the post I had in mind when I considered my return post to Political Jesus (although I never really went anywhere but busyland). Nevertheless, there is a really popular song on the airwaves called “F**k You.” Normally, probably due to my very conservative...
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What Now Shall I Read: the HCSB and the KJV

Image via Wikipedia I could not find anyone who wanted to persuade me about these translations, and yet they are bestsellers and so deserve at least passing treatment. A very special thank you to my friend and colleague, me. I am joining myself in this project, “What now...
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Alas, 2010, I barely knew ye…

Not true of course. I was there for every day of 2010’s life. Here were my highlights: 1) Most pertinent to current readers of course was my joining Political Jesus as a co-conspiritor. While I had been blogging before, blogging here has been a great thing for me...
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Critique My Christmas Narrative

Image via Wikipedia I have the joy of putting together the Christmas Eve service this year at church. I didn’t want to simply read the same scriptures that we do every year, but i did want to keep the basic narrative intact. So I took great liberties in...
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What Now Shall I Read? A Case for the NASB

A very special thank you to my friend and colleague Dustin from DustinMartyr for joining us in this project, “What now Shall I Read?” Previous entries are here: Intro, NIV, NRSV, NAB, NLT, and ESV. And now, let’s give Dustin a very warm Political Jesus welcome as he tells me why he uses the NASB version. Why I...
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Dear Santa

Dear Saint Nicholas, If you are real, we hope you read the Political Jesus blog.  It’s a shame that your good name has been used in the name of mindless consumerism.  And to make things worse, now there are people who preach a prosperity gospel where God is...
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Why Political Jesus? part Two: Jesus

In part 1, of  Why Political Jesus? I discussed the first half of the title, or what I mean by political. In the second and final part of this series, I hope to discuss what do we mean by Jesus. By Jesus, as far as I understand this...
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