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The Bible as Metaphor and Symbol

The contemporary debate among Christians today is whether or not the Bible should be taken literally.  Many Evangelical Christians view the text as being without error and without requiring interpretation.  From my perspective, there are problems with this approach.  First, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Life or the Happy Life?

Sometimes, most of us wonder about the quality of our lives.  Are we satisfied with life?  Are we happy?  Is something missing?  Could life be better? I suspect that when these questions are asked, like around birthdays or significant changes, … Continue reading

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Diversity:  Lessons from My Backyard

In spring, my parent’s yard was a bright array of color.  My mother had a bed with yellow and white daffodils.  My father planted multi-colored tulips under maple trees. There were two colors of lilacs filling the air with their … Continue reading

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