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Greetings and welcome to the blog of Eric English! This blog is my little place on the internet where all of my diverse personalities come together. When I started this blog in 2011, I could not have imagined that I would still be writing 10 years later. Nor could I have imagined the journey some of these writings would take. Writings on theology, religion, culture, philosophy, poetry, have transversed the world and returned introducing me to individuals I would not have otherwise met. As this new decade begins I look forward to sharing my thoughts and insights for another 10 years.

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Breaking Glass Steeples: The Role of Women in Ministry & Society

Breaking Glass Steeples: The Role of Women in Ministry & Society

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The amount of paper (or perhaps keystrokes) dedicated to the issue of the role of women in Church and society is incalculable. By now it seems like everything that can and should be said about the issue has been discussed, debated, and discussed some more. No doubt this begs the question, do we really need another article addressing this topic?…

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EITHER, A Letter of departure, OR Give a blogger a hug

EITHER, A Letter of departure, OR Give a blogger a hug

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The last year or so have proven to take a huge toll on my heart and mind. Over the last five years I have seen our culture become increasingly disunified. In the same time span I have seen the church become more divided. And it doesn’t seem to be getting better anytime soon. My strength has withered and my perseverance seems to be at its end. Whether or not this will be my last article I do not know – only the lord does.

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When Jesus sacrificed his life: a Memorial Day reflection

When Jesus sacrificed his life: a Memorial Day reflection

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Memorial Day is a time when we remember those who sacrificed their lives to protect our freedoms. But, as I reflect on those who have sacrificed for me, I can’t help but include Jesus. As I reflect on the life of Jesus I can’t help but recognize the war he was involved in. It was a war that feels all…

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The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 3)

The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 3)

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The Bible is NOT the Word of God, or is it? Sometimes I wonder if we really believe in the Holy Spirit. We certainly acknowledge the existence of the Holy Spirit in our creeds and confessions. We talk about the Holy Spirit in church and in theology classes. We even grant the Holy Spirit its own day – Pentecost Sunday….

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