Justin B. Fung

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Matthew 18 and Church Discipline

Great post over at Slacktivist on Matthew 18 and church discipline–“Jesus did not shun tax-collectors”, articulating the thoughts I’ve had every time I’ve read that passage. If this passage describes “church discipline,” then it doesn’t mean “church” the way we mean that word, and it doesn’t mean “discipline” the way we mean it either. And […]

Let’s go with Jesus

A few years ago, Vanity Fair talked to John Cusack. I like this question/answer. Who are your heroes in real life? Let’s go with Jesus. Not the gay-hating, war-making political tool of the right, but the outcast, subversive, supreme adept who preferred the freaks and lepers and despised and doomed to the rich and powerful. […]

Do all paths lead to God?

… is a question that gets asked a lot. Fred Clark over at slacktivist always offers insightful and grounded theology, and commenters on his blog tend to be genuinely interested in dialogue and conversation. All of which I appreciate greatly. As I do his response to the question, “Do all paths lead to God?” Here’s […]

God’s will for your life

Today’s commentary from slacktivist on the Left Behind series features a great section on God’s will–especially in its critique of the perspective which is prevalent in the American evangelicalism that subscribes to the theology found in the books. (Wow, that was a convoluted sentence!) Many of you, I think, will know the kinds of things we’re […]

The stimulus, health care and progress

According to the latest CNN poll, nearly three out of four Americans think that at least half the money spent in the $787 billion federal stimulus package was wasted. Now according to Recovery.gov and ProPublica, it’s actually more like $792 billion plus change. The stimulus spending in progress is reported in full on those two […]

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