Revangelical: Proclaiming the Good News after Deconstruction
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by David C. Cramer
7M ago
For the past six years as pastor at Keller Park Church in South Bend, Indiana, I’ve spent almost every Sunday preaching through the lectionary or a book of the Bible. We’ve done occasional, short topical series, but even those are rooted more in specific biblical texts than in broader theological themes. There’s a reason for ..read more
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Little Amal comes to South Bend
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by David C. Cramer
9M ago
Little Amal comes to South Bend By Andrea Cramer SOUTH BEND, Indiana—Neighbor to Neighbor, the EM EN Art House, and the  St. Joseph County Public Library invite the Michiana community to gather at the Morris Performing Arts Center plaza (211 N Michigan Ave, South Bend, IN 46601) on September 7, starting at 7:00 p.m., to ..read more
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Recovering from American Idolatry
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by David C. Cramer
10M ago
Reading sociologist Andrew L. Whitehead’s new book, American Idolatry, I had the distinct feeling of being back at my childhood church. Whitehead and I met during our freshman year of high school in the youth group of a large rural evangelical church in northern Indiana. This is the church where we learned to love and follow ..read more
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From Pacifism to Peacebuilding—An Address to the Ekklesia Project
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by David C. Cramer
11M ago
Note: Last Saturday, July 8, I gave a plenary titled “A Great Cloud of Witnesses: Encountering Exemplars of the Gospel Practice(s) of Peace” at the Ekklesia Project 2023 gathering at Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis on the theme Peacebuilding: Practicing the Peace the World Cannot Give. The following excerpt is from my introduction. A video ..read more
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Peter, Cornelius, and Evangelical Transphobia
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by David C. Cramer
1y ago
“God has shown me that I should no longer think of anyone as impure or unclean”—Peter to Cornelius (Acts 10:28) Conversion stories When I was kid, my family used to listen to a radio drama called Unshackled! every Sunday night on our drive home from Sunday night church. Unshackled! is the longest-running radio drama in ..read more
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Puzzled and terrified—an Easter homily on Luke 24:1–12
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by David C. Cramer
1y ago
“They stood there puzzled” (v. 4, NLT). “The women were terrified” (v. 5). “The story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it” (v. 11). “He went home again, wondering what had happened” (v. 12). Puzzled. Terrified. Nonsense. Didn’t believe it. Wondering. These are not words we normally associate with Easter. And ..read more
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Resistance: Confronting Violence, Power, and Abuse within Peace Churches
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by David C. Cramer
1y ago
In addition to writing and pastoring, one of the hats I wear is managing editor at the Institute of Mennonite Studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. There I have the privilege of working on projects that center voices and perspectives that historically have been marginalized or silenced. One of those projects is the recent book Resistance ..read more
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White Christian Nationalism and the Gospel of Peace (Ephesians 2:11–22)
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by David C. Cramer
1y ago
In the first week of May, 43% of baby formula supplies were out of stock across the United States. This followed a recall on formula by Abbott Nutrition, after four babies developed a bacterial infection after using the formula—two of them subsequently dying. Since Abbott Nutrition is one of only three major producers of baby ..read more
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My pilgrimage to nonviolence with Martin Luther King Jr.
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by David C. Cramer
1y ago
On April 13, 1960, Christian Century magazine published Martin Luther King Jr.’s essay “Pilgrimage to Nonviolence” as part of their series “How My Mind Has Changed,” in which theologians and other public intellectuals reflect on their prior decade of intellectual development. In the essay, King describes how his view of nonviolence developed from understanding Jesus’s commands to ..read more
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Rad Women of Scripture: A Bibliography
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by David C. Cramer
1y ago
This past summer, some colleagues and I wrote a series of posts titled Fiercely Faithful: Rad Women of Scripture. For the series, we consulted a number of commentaries and other studies. Below is a bibliography of some of the works that focus specifically on (rad) women in the Bible, along with links to more information or ..read more
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