Category Archives: Christianity

Prosperity Gospel and the Singularity

Despite the fact that my alma mater has strong historic ties to the seed-faith movement and its offspring the Prosperity Gospel — I have always viewed these sorts of theologies with suspicion, if not downright contempt.  But while reflecting today … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Presbyterian?

[Part IV of my application for Candidacy in the PC(USA) Ordination Process] To modify a famous quote often applied to the state of Texas, “I wasn’t born a Presbyterian, but I got here as fast as I could.” That said, … Continue reading

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Jesus, Technology, and the Church

[Part III of my application for Candidacy in the PC(USA) Ordination Process] In my personal statement of faith, I make an interesting word choice in describing the methodology of Christ:  I refer to him as “using the technology…of his day … Continue reading

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My Personal Statement of Faith (for now…)

[Part II of my application for Candidacy in the PC(USA) Ordination Process] I trust in one God who is the creator and sustainer of all worlds. I trust—even when I do not necessarily understand—that this one God is also somehow … Continue reading

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Christian Vocation in the Reformed Tradition

[Part I of my application for Candidacy in the PC(USA) Ordination Process] I have long believed that all of God’s children are called, as related by the Westminster Confession, out of that state of sin and death in which they … Continue reading

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Amnesty for Adam: Pastoral Ministry in a Border Community

This is part three in a three-part series on border/immigration issues written for my summer internship work with Pasos De Fe.  For more information, please read the introduction. Previously:  Who Is My Neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37) Previously: The Law and the … Continue reading

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The Law and the Lions’ Den: Pastoral Ministry in a Border Community

This is part two in a three-part series on border/immigration issues written for my summer internship work with Pasos De Fe.  For more information, please read the introduction.  Previously:  Who Is My Neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37) The Law and the Lions’ … Continue reading

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