The Desert Sanctuary

Spirit * Soul * Body

I was a pastor for 20 years, but I never really considered myself a theologian. When something puzzled me or interested me, I would do some research and try to find understanding. Often, I was more interested in what made people work than proving a religious point of contention. But, over the past few years …

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For over 20 years, I held my theology close to my chest.  There were some things that were considered “essentials.”  I often recited what is usually attributed to Augustine, “In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”  Essentials are considered by many groups as the things that are written in stone—we don’t change …

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  Matthew J. Korpman is a rising biblical scholar, itinerant preacher, and theological arsonist. Currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Religion at Yale Divinity School, he holds four bachelor degrees in Theology, Archaeology, Philosophy, and Screenwriting. He has traveled and excavated in Israel and Jordan, and is proud to call San Diego, California his …

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I used to walk to the pulpit and hold up the Bible and say, “I have nothing of value to say except what is written in this book.”  I now regret saying that for a variety of reasons that might become apparent if you have read my book, “Apparent Faith,” or heard me speak lately.  …

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What a privilege to chat with Brad Jersak.  We talked about his new book “A More Christlike Way” but also about Church, the Bible and Water to Wine.  Brad did an excellent job of talking about complex issues is a concise way.  We squeezed a lot into the interview!  I hope you enjoy it!   All …

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