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January 17, 2017

Widows and Orphans

I have lived with the New Testament letter of James for many decades. And I frequently puzzled over one aspect of a particular verse: "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." (Jas 1:27) Why widows and orphans? Why not people who are hungry or ill or grieving? Is there something special about orphans and widows that should take our attention?

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 9:53 AM | Comments

January 12, 2017

Insider Jesus 2: Did the Reformation Make a Misstep?

God is active in all cultures around the world, even before Christianity or the Bible reach them. That's what William Dyrness contends in Insider Jesus (which I discussed here). If he is right, the implications go far beyond missionary efforts. They encompass how we should view our own faith.

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 10:31 AM | Comments

January 5, 2017

Insider Jesus

In the midst of the explosion of Christianity around the world, some strange and unusual expressions of faith are emerging.

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 10:14 AM | Comments (2)

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