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The Parable of the Sower

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The Parable of the Sower

The Parable of the Sower
A Book Review by
Larry Duggins

As I was searching for an audio book to ride with me on my annual summer trek to Asheville, I stumbled upon The Parable of the Sower by Octavia E Butler. I was hoping to find something written by someone who has a different life view than my own and Ms Butler was an African-American author winner of a Hugo, a Nebula award and a MacArthur Fellowship. Pretty strong credentials.

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Two Views on Homosexuality

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Two Views on Homosexuality

Two Views on Homosexulaity, the Bible and the Church
A Book Review by
Larry Duggins

As part of my personal analysis of the Way Forward issues, I went in search of a good book that fairly deals with the various arguments around the human sexuality issues without screaming at me about them.

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Returning from Camino

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Returning from Camino

Returning from Camino
A book review by Larry Duggins

Alexander Shaia is a wise and experienced man with a fascinating combination of lived and acquired knowledge. He has studied hard to build a wonderful base of psychological, theological and anthropological knowledge, and he has tempered those with the life experience of an immigrant and a pilgrim.

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Book Review: Heart and Mind

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Book Review: Heart and Mind

Heart and Mind
by
Larry Duggins

Occasionally, I will read a book that sticks with me – I think about it throughout a day or a week or a month, and I randomly find myself turning over its ideas as I walk through life.  Alexander Shaia’s Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation is such a book.

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Credulous

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Credulous

Two years ago, my second child told me she didn’t want to get married. I paused the dishwashing I was doing, suspicious that there was a reason she felt compelled to announce this. After a little digging I discovered that she didn’t want to get married because she didn’t want to have children because...

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What Kind of God?

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What Kind of God?

How does a missional mindset or perspective impact the way we read Scripture?

How does the Bible speak to and through a missional disciple?

And seriously, what kind of God is God?

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Flee, Be Silent, Pray

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Flee, Be Silent, Pray

Flee, Be Silent, Pray: An Anxious Evangelical Finds Peace with God Through Contemplative Prayer
A Book Review by Larry Duggins

As a leader of a group that tries very hard to be ecumenical and also tries very hard to impress on everyone the importance of spiritual practices that strengthen connection with God, I found Flee, Be Silent, Pray by Ed Cyrzewski quite interesting.

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