Category Archives: References

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Lectio Divina between Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday

Well, I don’t believe any one week is holier than another, but here’s a set of links for the Long Beach Friends Church lectio divina readings from 2020 at the start of the pandemic, one for each day of the … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month articles at Barclay College

Barclay College has put out several short blog articles for Women’s History Month. Check them out! The first one is a brief comment on women in pastoral and other forms of leadership in the church and in society. It opens … Continue reading

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Links to a 2020 Advent series by Max Jeganathan

These brief Advent videos by Max Jeganathan are quite good. Advent 1 Advent 2 Advent 3 Advent 4

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Is Music Joy? – a Lecture by Dan Chua

This is one of the most remarkable lectures I’ve heard ever, and it is on video at YouTube! It is Dan Chua, a scholar at the University of Hong Kong considering the question, “Is Music Joy?” He is speaking in … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael Osterholm’s Covid-19 Podcast

Dr. Michael Osterholm runs CIDRAP, the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, at the University of Minnesota. He has a Covid-19 podcast that is full of good information and… surprise… even encouragement! I listened to his latest episode today … Continue reading

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10 Principles for Reading the Bible (a link)… and a note on Everett Fox’s Hebrew Bible translations more generally

Everett Fox has a really, really excellent set of principles for Bible readers. He calls it For First Time Readers of Bible Stories. I would add that I find them generally useful even if you have read the stories in … Continue reading

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“Postmodernity, Critical (Race) Theory, Cultural Marxism, and you” – links to a series of articles

John Stackhouse is a theologian who teaches at Crandall¬†University in Canada. He’s from a Plymouth Brethren background, educated at Queen’s University, Wheaton Graduate School, and the University of Chicago. He generally has a pretty sensible Christian view of most contemporary¬†issues. … Continue reading

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Lectio 365 – An App Recommendation

A number of us at Long Beach Friends Church have been using the Lectio 365 app for a few months. We really appreciate how it leads us through a 10 minute prayer and scripture devotional each day. I found today … Continue reading

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Resources for Understanding Racism and Prejudice in America

I’ve been engaged in quite a bit of recent discussion about the presence of racism and prejudice in the United States today. This is a list of resources that come to mind this morning and are thus weighted towards the … Continue reading

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Episode 100 of The History of World War II Podcast

I like to listen to history podcasts. One long-running podcast that I use to fill in gaps while awaiting new episodes in others is the History of World War II by Ray Harris Jr. I just heard the 100th episode, … Continue reading

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