Author Archives: Candlewycke

For the Bible Tells Me So: Different ways to approach the Bible, why they matter and how they divide us.


The Bible is the worlds most important book. It has endured, been validated, argued over, denied, rejected, embraced and changed peoples lives unlike any other text, sacred or profane that ever was. Atheists deplore what it says, humanists find a … Continue reading

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Why we fail to grow…


People want the attention that goes with voicing their problems, and this includes groups as culturally, socially and politically diverse as Black Lives Matter, Christians living in “post-Christian” America, Conservatives who feel Liberalism is destroying the nation and Liberals who … Continue reading

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How do we fight, when we must fight


  Facing Conflict under the shadow of the cross By Candkewycke “Justice is in the interest of the strongest” – Thracymachus in Plato’s Republic “The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war” – Erasmus “ The purpose … Continue reading

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When science takes a faltering step towards recognizing God


Albert Einstein once said that the Universe could have been chaotic, random and ugly. And yet we have this gorgeous synthesis at the origin of the Universe itself, giving birth to the galaxies, the planets, DNA, life. He was describing … Continue reading

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Why Russel Moore and the SBC gets it wrong on religious freedom and Muslims building Mosques in the Unitd States


I come from the Baptist tradition with a long history of religious tolerance and acceptance of pluralism in the world religious sphere. The right to worship as one sees fit is and always has been an integral part of Baptist … Continue reading

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Gods Unyielding Holiness


Gods awesome holiness is not something we think of very often anymore. Sure we speak of salvation, of Christ’s love, or sin occasionally, but God’s awesome, unyielding holiness is like a lost vocabulary to modern Christians. As if the very thought of … Continue reading

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The tragedy of declining cultural milestones


***THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS*** Noted ____ defined three stages of cultural milestones with birth, death and burial and marriage Anthropologists looking at disparate cultures around the world and throughout history would certainly agree. In research that ranges from children’s … Continue reading

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