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Forging Ploughshares

Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom

Paul Axton preaches: The Word of Christ can save as it displaces a word that kills around which we would center ourselves.

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Hegel

Paul Axton proposes that the key idea of Hegel is explained through his interaction with Kant, Descartes, and the thought he gave rise to in psychoanalysis.

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Paul Axton preaches: Evangelicalism reproduces forms of idolatrous religion because it is of the same mold. We are no longer deceived and we can name this idol.

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Richard Rohr's depiction of the Universal Christ is providing an answer to a generational disaffection from Evangelicalism. Paul Axton and Sharon Klingemann discuss his work.

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Paul Axton preaches: Religion and thought is world preserving in comparison to Christianity which is world deconstructing. The revolution we are called to be part of is world deconstruction.

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Paul Axton explains that the common approach to religion - Pluralist, Inclusivist, Exclusivist - fails to understand the specificity of salvation in each religion and Christianity in particular.

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Paul Axton preaches: The election of Donald Trump and evangelical support for Trump is a living proof that white supremacy is alive and well, not in spite of, but because of evangelical Christians. Is a faith that requires oppression and exclusion, which explicitly tolerates and promotes white supremacy, “Christianity.” Isn’t this, as Douglas would have it, “the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels?”

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Paul Axton preaches: We live in a time in which ethics has been separated out from the Christian story so that people do not hesitate to embrace the ethic of the culture rather than the ethic of love. – keeping the foreigners at bay, putting children in cages, making America Great Again at the expense of Christian ethics.
The question arises as to the ground of ethics and especially Christian ethics. Is our ethics grounded in love? And what does this mean?

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In this podcast, Paul Axton compares the work of Mircea Eliade, the father of religious studies, and Peter Berger, the father of the notion of the social construction of reality, so as to arrive at a biblical understanding of religion.

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Paul Axton preaches: The dividing wall of hostility between Jew and Gentile is broken down in Christ, and the removal of this barrier is, for Paul, the archetype of salvation. Money shared by Gentiles and accepted by Jews is the token of its accomplishment.

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