2FAB Lenten Special #4

We continue our reflective journey along the Way of the Cross with stations 7 and 8 (Jesus falls a second time and Jesus speaks to the women of Jerusalem)

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Marilyn McCord Adams has died

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We have heard that Marilyn McCord Adams, professor, author, philosopher and Episcopal priest has died. Adams was a regular contributor to this site and thoughtful explorer of the human relationship with God; she will be deeply missed.

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the Objective God

Again and again we find ourselves as subjects addressing God as an object, a separate being – one whom we seek, appeal to, and praise. We ask this divine being to respond, to have mercy, to grant, to forgive, to act, just as we would ask another person to do the same. “We” speak to a God who is not “us,” but something else, whether we think of God as the one in whom we live and move and have our being, or as something impossibly far away. In other words, we think dualistically.

Rising racial conflict and the decline of church

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The Atlantic has a new article titled “Breaking Faith” which argues that the decline in religious participation, rather than leading to lessening of the “culture wars,” has instead made possible a much more vicious cultural struggle rooted in race and tribal affiliation with little common ground on which to build reconciliation and renewal.

Bexley Hall’s Rare Book Collection donated to the Newberry Library

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Among the books in the Bexley Hall Collection are early Bibles and Books of Common Prayer, early printings of works by Erasmus; and works of theology, philosophy, and travel. The collection includes over 25 sixteenth-century imprints and books from the presses of distinguished early printers such as Plantin, Elzevir, and Froben.

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From All Points: Living among the breakage

In this episode we’re looking at conversion and we welcome our first ever guest, Dr Duane Miller, to talk about his research and new book on Muslim conversions to Christianity; Living Among the Breakage: Contextual Theology-Making and ex-Muslim Christians.

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