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Mondays with MacDonald (on choosing Christianity despite uncertainty)

“All I now say is, that in the story of Jesus I have beheld such grandeur—to me apparently altogether beyond the reach of human invention, such a radiation of divine loveliness and truth, such hope for man, soaring miles above every possible pitfall of Fate; and have at the same time, from the endeavour to […]

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (on believing evil things about God)

Good souls many will one day be horrified at the things they now believe of God. If they have not thought about them, but given themselves to obedience, they may not have done them much harm as yet; but they can make little progress in the knowledge of God, while, if but passively, holding evil things true of him. If, on the other hand, they do think about them, and find in them no obstruction, they must indeed be far from anything to be called a true knowledge of God. But there are those who find them a terrible obstruction, and yet imagine, or at least fear them true: such must take courage to forsake the false in any shape, to deny their old selves in the most seemingly sacred of prejudices, and follow Jesus, not as he is presented in the tradition of the elders, but as he is presented by himself, his apostles, and the spirit of truth.

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Mondays with MacDonald (on inheriting the earth)

To inherit the earth is to grow ever more alive to the presence, in it and in all its parts, of him who is the life of men. How far one may advance in such inheritance while yet in the body, will simply depend on the meekness he attains while yet in the body; but […]

Monday, July 18th, 2011

I’m on Google+

I’m enjoying playing with the new web platform that is Google+ (my profile: http://gplus.to/stevedouglas). Even though it’s not directly comparable to Twitter and Facebook, at very least I can say that I prefer spending time on G+ over both. That helps explain why I’ve been relatively quiet here on the blog of late. Well, that and […]

Friday, July 15th, 2011

The Southern Baptist Convention acting…well, Southern Baptistly

The Southern Baptists have done it again. Despite taking a surprisingly progressive stand in favor of “a just and compassionate path to legal status…for those undocumented immigrants already living in our country” at their convention in Arizona this week, Southern Baptists have also “unanimously or near-unanimously” passed other resolutions that affirm or re-affirm some of […]

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Eric Reitan interviewed on the [ad hoc] Christianity Podcast

Just in case you didn’t get the memo: We were pleased to have the chance to chat with Eric Reitan. Eric is Professor of Philosophy at Oklahoma State University and the author of the excellent blog The Piety That Lies Between: A Progressive Christian Perspective (a favorite of our blog reviews), as well as two […]

Friday, June 10th, 2011

About my new tagline…

I often wish I could change the name of my site, but there’s no way I’m going to put in the effort to change my domain, website settings, Twitter handle, etc. in order to do so. Plus, it’s something of a unique brand (although it does get confused in search results with a conspiracy theory […]

Friday, June 3rd, 2011