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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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THEY STILL SPEAK: The Prophets of Our Generation

THEY STILL SPEAK: The Prophets of Our Generation

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I’m not into the whole “end times” theological debates. I figure when it happens, it will happen. My time is better served by ministering the gospel than calculating mysterious dates and parsing phrases that unlock secret codes. I’m also not what you would call “charismatic”. By that I mean I don’t speak in tongues or practice any of the “spirit-filled”…

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A Meditation: The Beauty of Being Holy

A Meditation: The Beauty of Being Holy

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I think many of us misunderstand the concept of holiness. Many of us think of holiness in terms of ethics; that is, we think holiness = perfection. In actuality, the call for us to “be holy” has nothing to do with our moral behavior per se. Instead, holiness means “to be set apart”. For example, in 1 Peter 1:16 we…

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Sinners in the hands of an Angry God

Sinners in the hands of an Angry God

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I mourn for Paris. I mourn for the Church. Just as the recent attacks in Paris provoke a deep mourning for France and many around the world, so too do they provoke within me a deep mourning for the Church. It seems that in today’s age of political evangelical Christianity when there is a humanitarian crisis (especially if it involves…

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Progressive Christianity: a guide for lost evangelicals

Progressive Christianity: a guide for lost evangelicals

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I recently read an article which caricatured “Millennials” as cultural capitulators with no theological/philosophical backbone. Certainly, this type of caricature is nothing new. Throughout my tenure within evangelicalism, I can remember a number of Christian expletives that were often used to delineate friend from foe. There are five that come to mind right away: liberal, new age, postmodern, emergent, and…

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