• Food and Faith

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    Students left class today talking about the ethics of the hotdog (more or less): How do we honor the people and creatures to whom we are connected through food? How do we eat in ways that herald the Kingdom and witness to the reconciling work...
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  • Why Christian Higher education?

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    Reason #5 – TO EMBRACE TRUTH “We have come to a postmodern era that rejects the idea of truth itself.” (Colson, The Faith, Given Once For All). The cultural attitude toward truth is articulated in phrases such as “truth for one is not truth for...
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  • Newborn Calves and the Heart of Leviticus

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    Heifer International is an organization started in 1942 by a man named Dan West who was struck by the meagreness of a glass of milk. While providing relief on the frontlines of the Spanish Civil War he began to wonder how much more effective the...
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  • God’s Good World (a review sketch)

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    Hanging above the town of Canmore, Alberta is Ha Ling peak. Looking down from the mountain’s shoulder is a reminder of natural beauty of the world. It too is a reminder of the sometimes devastating clash of ‘nature’ and the built environment. Last summer a...
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    • Michael McAuliffe

      Old Testament Teaching Assistant
    • September 27, 2013 in Theology

    Flint Knives and Tent Pegs: A Foreign Remnant

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    A hasty circumcision and a swift act of vengeance—the Kenites seem to have produced some pretty hardcore ladies. But beyond being good stories, the tales of Tzipporah and Jael should spark our attention. For one thing, neither of these people are Israelites, so why do...
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  • Bonhoeffer the Assassin?

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    Here’s the first part of a post that will appear on the Baker Academic blog in a couple of weeks: “I’d be a pacifist if it wasn’t for Dietrich Bonhoeffer.” This isn’t an uncommon line, and we’ve heard similar sentiments expressed quite frequently. The assumption...
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  • Vomit

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    We don’t often talk about it, but the earth’s gastro-intestinal health is of great importance. Beginning with the murder of Abel, this image traces through many significant events in the history of Israel, including the defeat of Pharaoh’s armies at the exodus and the sin...
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    • Michael McAuliffe

      Old Testament Teaching Assistant
    • September 20, 2013 in Church & Ministry

    Prophets and Popes

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    When asked to explain the differences that exist between the Roman Catholic and the Protestant churches, the papacy is often immediately brought to attention. In many conversations I have had, this comes across as a point of pride for Protestants who may see their denial...
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