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Restorative Justice

“He has told you, o mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and walk humbly with your God” – Micah 6:8 “Then I said to them, ‘You … Continue reading

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Universal Salvation

To begin, universal salvation is the belief that everyone goes to Heaven after death.  I believe in universal salvation.  The reason being, why would a deity be so cruel as to send all of his / her creation to Hell … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Love

Jesus came to Earth to preach a revolutionary and universal understanding of love.  He said it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles; not comes from the body as the majority of Jewish sects believed in the 1st … Continue reading

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Reflections on the movie The Shack

I recently saw a great movie at a local theater.  I went and watched The Shack, based on the bestselling inspirational book.  It is about a man who loses his daughter to death (she is kidnapped and murdered) and his … Continue reading

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Lost…and Found

Today, I re-watched the series finale of the great series Lost titled “The End.”  I have to admit I cried watching it.  It was so emotional and touching.  Anyway, for a theological nerd like me, the series is full of … Continue reading

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Creation

Many religions and mythologies tell the story of how the world and universe was created.  The Bible says it began with a word, and perhaps God did say a word that initiated the Big Bang and sent the universe into … Continue reading

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The Sacred

Recently, I was baptized (sprinkling on the head with water) in the United Church of Christ.  I have been a member of North Congregational United Church of Christ since 2013.  It may have been my imagination, but I felt a … Continue reading

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