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Lisa Robinson

Books
December 15, 2017

Christmas, Jesus and the “other”

  My seminary professor, thesis advisor and friend has written a compelling book, recently released in time for this Advent season. In God With Us: Exploring God’s Personal Interactions with His People throughout the Bible, Dr. Kreider traces the biblical…
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ChurchHistoryTheology
November 4, 2017

God did that! a 500th year reflection on Christ building his church

This year on October 31st marked a pretty momentous occasion; the 500th anniversary of that single event that led to the Protestant Reformation. Though Luther nailed his 95 thesis to reform the distortions and corruption that arose in Christ's church,…
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ChurchCurrent Events
October 10, 2017

The devil is in the details: on distractions and causes

In 1942, C.S. Lewis published the Screwtape Letters, a compilation of creatively crafted letters from a sinister fictional character, Uncle Screwtape, to his nephew Wormwood. The letters comprised instructions to Wormwood for him to frustrate, block, splinter, harass and lull…
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Ethnicity/CultureHistory
September 14, 2017

On Christianity and Confederate Statues

So it happened today. As I was driving home from work this evening, I heard on the news station that the demolition crew had finally been given the green light to take down a statue of Robert E. Lee at…
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ChurchEthnicity/Culture
September 14, 2017

In defense of color-blindness (sort of)

There is an impetus today to reject color-blindness and the reasons are quite valid.  If someone says, “I don’t see color” or worse, “God doesn’t see color” rebuke is the natural impulse since God himself created a beautiful array of…
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BibleCurrent Events
September 10, 2017

Newsflash: the Bible will hurt your feelings

The internet has been abuzz the lately over the Nashville Statement, delivered from a joint conference between the Center for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.  The statement succinctly lays out a case for the…
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History
September 4, 2017

The wisdom of God: a reflection on the life of Daniel Hale Williams

I have a fascination with firsts, especially when it comes to historically underrepresented and disenfranchised populations. Those firsts, whether it be first African-american, first female, etc., to break a barrier that previously been been erected provides a sense of encouragement…
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Ethnicity/CultureTheology
August 23, 2017

Is the imago Dei and race a misplaced argument?

With such an emphasis on racism these days, especially after Charlottesville and its reminder that hateful dispositions still remain in our society, the concept of imago Dei has gained much traction. And why shouldn't it? After all, the long entrenched…
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Ethnicity/Culture
August 20, 2017

My step back from the hostility of racial reconciliation

Recently, I penned a post, Some Questions I’m Asking While Off to my White Evangelical Church that drew a bit of attention. To be honest, it was a post that had been stewing for several weeks and one in which I reasoned…
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