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Lace Williams-Tinajero

Dr. Lace Williams-Tinajero, author of “The Reshaped Mind: Searle, the Biblical Writers, and Christ’s Blood,” (Brill, 2011) writes about the connection between language and the diverse ways people think of, speak of, believe in and ultimately worship God.

Yes, many times

Yes, many times. A prompting may come as I read Scripture, or it may come out of the blue in the form of a sense or nudge. Typically, I don't have to pour much thought into what God is calling me to do. Sometimes I'd rather pull a Jonah though …

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Transcending personal beliefs

Is it possible to transcend one’s personal beliefs and opinions, and to what end?

In a series of posts, based on a paper I presented recently at the Pacific Northwest regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (May 11, Concordia University Portland), titled “Ways of Believing,” I will address this question.

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Why I’m afraid to take my son out in public

“What do you want people to say?,” a friend asked after I shared my reluctance to go places with my 2-year-old son. Her question continues to bother me and only recently have I understood the reason. Here's the scenario. A tumor condition, a missing portion of skull bone, multiple surgeries, …

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