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April, 2011
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anarchist reverend podcast: Brian Murphy
April 29, 2011
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Today brings a new feature to the blog: my very first podcast! I’m really excited about some of the people who have agreed to be interviewed for the podcast and can’t wait to share it with you. My guest today is Brian Murphy. Brian talks about his own spiritual journey and his life as an activist. You can listen in here: brian murphy interview. I am working on getting the podcasts loaded into iTunes, but I am having a bit…

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Why I call myself a “Christian Anarchist”
April 28, 2011
theology

(This is another in a series of posts where I will talk about Christian Anarchism) I first started calling myself a “Christian Anarchist” out of pure naiveté. It was terminology I used to say that I didn’t feel called to a particular denomination; in fact I was feeling that denominations were pretty unbiblical and against the spirit of Jesus’ teachings. So I called myself a Christian Anarchist. It seems kind of silly now. I still hold the same beliefs about…

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book review: Christian Anarchism by Alexandre Christoyannopoulos
April 27, 2011
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This week’s review is: Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel by Alexandre Christoyannopoulos. Overall I really appreciated this book. Christoyannopoulos weaves together all of the different strands on christian anarchy to provide a picture of the thinking of the movement as a whole. No one has ever done that before and his contribution will be a great addition to the christian anarchist scholarship. Since much of the work can be hard to find, this survey (with meticulous footnotes)…

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Thomas
April 25, 2011
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thomas John 20: 19-20: When it was evening on the that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. John 20:24-29 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of…

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Mary
April 24, 2011
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mary John 20:11-16: But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” When she had said…

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Ave Maria
April 24, 2011
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ave maria Throughout the gospel of Matthew we only see glimpses of Jesus’ mother. Unlike in Luke, here she is barely a footnote in the birth of Jesus. Here the text centers around Joseph. There is no mention of Jesus’ childhood in Matthew so the next glimpse we get of Mary the mother is in chapter 12 when Mary and Jesus’ brothers come to see Jesus. His response: “Who is my mother and who are my brothers?” It never mentions…

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Easter Saturday
April 23, 2011
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easter saturday There’s not much in the Passion narratives about Easter Saturday. We know that they hurriedly buried the body of Jesus because it was nearing the Sabbath. Then the next we hear of them is when they go to the tomb to anoint the body on Easter morning. What were they doing in the meantime? We don’t know if the twelve and the women were gathered together or if they were separated. We don’t know where they were staying….

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The Crucifixion
April 22, 2011
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crucifixion part one Matthew 27: 45-46: From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Most of us know the story of the crucifixion. Growing up in the evangelical church it was used as a weapon to make those listening to the story feel so horrified by what Jesus suffered,…

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The Garden
April 21, 2011
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the garden Matthew 26: 36-46: Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated. Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.” And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed,…

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Peter's Betrayal
April 21, 2011
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peter’s betrayal Matthew 26:30-35: When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Then Jesus said to them, “You will all become deserters because of me this night: for it is written, “I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.” But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” Peter said to him, “Though all become deserters because of you, I will never desert…

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