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Dr. William Cavanaugh, Woolman Lectures, March 11th and 12th, 2014

RSVP Here! A Message from Dr. Shawn Floyd (Founder of the Woolman Lecture Series): I am pleased to announce the 2013-2014 John Woolman Lectures.  These lectures will take place on March 11 and 12, 2014.  This year’s lecturer is Dr. William Cavanaugh, Professor of Theology and Catholic Studies at DePaul University.   He received his B.A. from Notre Dame, his M.A. from Cambridge University, and his Ph.D. from Duke University. His areas of teaching and research include political theology, economic ethics, and ecclesiology. He is the author of many articles and has edited or authored a number of books, includingTorture and Eucharist (1998), Theopolitical Imagination (2003), Being...

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Ham vs. Nye: Much Ado about Nothing?

In light of the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye debate, a number of people have pointed out the following video featuring a very surprising criticism of Ham’s position by Pat Robertson. You can see his comments, which are a little confused on a few points, below: Another video was posted by a friend and features a theologian from the UK named Connor Cunningham. This second video, which played on the BBC, offers a much more in-depth (though still far too brief) look at the history of the Christian response to the theory of evolution. I commend it to those...

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A Meditation for Sunday Morning – 12/15/13

The angel Gabriel from heaven came, his wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame; “All hail,” said he, “thou lowly maiden Mary, most highly favored lady,” Gloria! “For know a blessed Mother thou shalt be, all generations laud and honor thee, thy Son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold, most highly favored lady,” Gloria! Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head, “To me be as it pleaseth God,” she said, “my soul shall laud and magnify his holy Name.” Most highly favored lady, Gloria! Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ, was born in Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn,...

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A Meditation for Sunday Morning – 12/8/13

“Great God, what do I see and hear! The end of things created! The judge of mankind doth appear On clouds of glory seated! The trumpet sounds; the graves restore, The dead which they contained before; Prepare, my soul, to meet Him!” (Martin Luther) “In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew...

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Advent reflection–Dec. 1, 2013 – by, Dr. Suzanne Nicholson

‘Tis the season for my inbox to be bombarded with emails from stores advertising their sales: 40%, 50%, even 90% off regular prices. The TV repeats the sounding joy: Black Friday deals continued! I am already tired of all the hype. But today, the first day of Advent, the church celebrates a season of waiting. Not waiting in lines for the best deal on a flat screen TV, but waiting for the return of Christ and remembering his first coming. And the joy of this season is that the most costly gift ever is absolutely free. Dietrich Bonhoeffer described...

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