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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials: Theology as Translation and Innovation “Clinical translation is the process used to turn scientific knowledge into real world medical treatments. Researchers take what they have learned about how a tissue usually works and what goes wrong in a … Continue reading

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Virgin Births

Virgin Births and why they matter: because our bodyselves matter   So, I ask again, why does the Virgin Birth matter to Christians? For some Christians, it falls in the same “literal” category as the “creation” accounts—these Biblical narratives are … Continue reading

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Memory and God

Do This in Remembrance of Me From: The Way We Were Memories, light the corners of my mind Misty watercolor memories of the way we were. Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind smiles we gave to one another … Continue reading

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God talk

Reforming God-talk   One way to reform theology is to simply bring together those who are usually kept apart. Why not create inter-generational theological discussions that matter? One of my students, Elisa Berndt, is a spiritual intern at Touchmark At … Continue reading

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Playing God

Playing God When we use the phrase, “playing God,” it’s often in the context of issues related to science and technology. Example: If humans are seemingly overextending the boundaries of their power and knowledge when they mess with the human … Continue reading

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new releases children’s books

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Jack in the Box by Gary Pederson

So excited to support my husband’s book: http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Box-Gary-L-Pederson/dp/1493765698/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1385830917&sr=8-3&keywords=Gary+Pederson

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An Excremental Theology for Reformation

Excremental Ecclesiology Blest is the man whose bowels move, And melt with pity to the poor; Whose soul, by sympathizing love, Feels what his fellow saints endure. His heart contrives for their relief More good than his own hands can … Continue reading

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What it means to be Lutheran by other Lutherans than Luther

What it means to be Lutheran: To quote Lutheran theologians. Here are some observations about what it means to be Lutheran from Lutherans besides just Luther. 1. We are never outside God’s grace: “As paradigmatic instantiation of what really is, … Continue reading

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In celebration of the Reformation

9-10 Theses for the Celebration of the Reformation   God’s radical, loving embrace and grace encompasses all of creation. Nothing is outside of God’s grace. Christian faith is about being bodyselves—wholly physical, deeply rooted in the earth, passionately incarnational. Simply … Continue reading

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