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Apocalypse Now: Should the book of Revelation be consigned to the wastebin or transformed?


by Susan McCaslin If the Song of Songs can be called “the sexiest book in the Bible,” the book of Revelation at the end of the New Testament might be called “the most violent book in the Bible.” You may recall the imagery of Christ as a sword-wielding warrior, horses with blood up to their […]

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A Sermon By Any Other Name


by Susan McCaslin This is the first in a series of Susan McCaslin’s reflections on her new book, Arousing the Spirit: Provocative Writings (Wood Lake Publishing, Oct. 2011). I have a confession to make. Some of the pieces in my new book of essays and accompanying prayer-poems or poem-prayers began as (wait for it!) “sermons.” […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! WORLD My Take: If Rwandans Can Forgive Killings, We Can Forgive the Waitress Would you forgive the bully that tripped you in 3rd grade? What about the terrible service from that lazy waitress? Or the guy who […]

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