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"Openness Unhindered" by Rosaria Butterfield. A Short Review

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Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

With hundreds of reviews already splattered across the internet, I'll leave the more detailed analysis for others. Simply put, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield's 206 page paperback, "Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ," is a book worth snatching up and pouring over! The subtitle displays the shape of the book's content, which tackles a hot subject from the author's unique, first-hand perspective. It is an easily readable book.

Butterfield covers the categories of sexual orientation and identity, and their genealogical ancestry in Freud and Foucault. She also takes up the performance and perimeters of sanctification in union with Christ, and how this affects our deepest identity. As she observes, sanctification in union with Christ "mea…

Retirement of D. Ralph Davis

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This evening (3 June 2018) my favorite Old Testament Professor at RTS-Jackson (D. Ralph Davis), and deep friend, will be preaching his last sermon and retiring. This piece was written by one of his sons. I hope and pray that one day my children will be able to write these kinds of things about me (please, God!). I can give my testimony that his son is spot on! Here's the link: "Years Well Spent" by Luke Davis

"God, Who Has Mercy" - 3 June 2018

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God declared to Moses: “‘See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand” (Deuteronomy 32.39); and Paul proclaimed: “So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy” (Romans 9.16). “Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices, Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices; Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today” (TH # 98 v.1). For those in every nation – including our own country as well as Palau, Palestinian Territories, Panama, and Papua New Guinea – we call upon you to govern their deliberations, machinations, maneuverings, decisions in such ways as will enhance peace and bring about goodness and rightness. For you Church in every place, together with this congregation, Britton Baptist Church, Brookwood Baptist, Bryant Ave Baptist, Camille Ave Baptist, Cap…