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Paul Axton Preaches: A Girardian interpretation of the Eucharist exposes the murder covered over by the myths of the nation as in Thanksgiving.  

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Heidegger

Martin Heidegger was at once the the greatest metaphysician of the 20th century and a despicable idiot in his involvement with National Socialism in Germany. In this talk Paul Axton suggests the evil of the man is present in his thought while the thought still contains great insight.

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Sermon - Dialogue With Madness

Paul Axton Preaches - Is conscience and guilt the voice of God or part of the human disease deluding the self. The history of human suffering and its peculiar shape according to time and place indicate the human creation of suffering and this points to the the therapy or healing of Christ.

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In this lecture on Japanese religion and culture Paul Axton delves into the problem of defining religion, especially as it is often defined in connection with Christianity. This is a sample of the approach that will be employed in the upcoming class on Religion and Culture offered through Ploughshares Bible Institute.

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Sermon: Cultivating Peace

Paul Axton Preaches: The New Testament is focused on achieving peace. This peace is certainly inclusive of a physical non-violence, but it also includes corporate peace – an enacted peace in the body of Christ, and a psychological peace which we are to discern and cultivate.

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Jonathan Totty and Paul Axton describe how approaches to Thomas (in Neo-Thomism, Nouvelle Theology, Radical Orthodoxy, Post-liberalism, Reformed Theology) may account for Trad-Catholics, Evangelical apologetics, analytical philosophy, and the rise of nominalism and secularism. The peculiar understandings of Thomas help explain the divisions of modern thought and theology.

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The ultimate sacrilege occurring in churches today is the sacrifice of women and children, the outworking of the Fall characteristic of Moloch worship, in the name of Christ. This is the potential tragedy connected with reifying traditional roles captured in complementarianism. It misses the fact that the Gospel is overturning fallen norms of what it means to be male and female.  

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Paul Axton Preaches: Love in the body of Christ is our assurance it is our certainty.  This is not the certainty of a principle or formula (which is without life or presence) but the certainty of a promise of real presence of my brother on the right and my sister on the left.

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In this interview with Michael Hardin, the author of the "Jesus Driven Life," we discuss the work of Rene Girard as it is integrated with a non-violent hermeneutic. Hardin is an acclaimed author who has written extensively on Girard and in addition to his other books also edited the important compilation, "Stricken by God."

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Paul Axton Preaches: One of the curses of the Fall, a part of what it means to have forfeited the image of God, is that man will oppressively rule over women and women will masochistically succumb to this rule. Authentic Christian salvation is aimed at curing this oppressive curse.

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