Drive-thru Readings

We love quick interpretations and applications for our life when we read the Bible. The slow process of reading and surveying the whole book, seeking to learn about the ancient context, putting the text we are reading in light of the whole biblical narrative, and reading everything in light of and through the context ofContinue reading “Drive-thru Readings”

Unleashed…

Most churches seem to have their members on a short leash. Think about it, while most churches “teach” that the members need to go out and witness to others, they have everyone shackled and busy inside the church.  Who are considered the most faithful people in the church? Usually they are the ones who commitContinue reading “Unleashed…”

Theological Monopoly: The Tight Grip of White Theologians

When I vacation with my family it is not strange for us to pick one day and play board games.  After much convincing to plunge into a long game, we often whip out an old favorite… Monopoly. You know the deal, each player is trying to “monopolize” the whole board, until eventually everyone has foldedContinue reading “Theological Monopoly: The Tight Grip of White Theologians”

The Death and Ressurection of Christ

Good Friday and Easter Sunday are extremely important days in the Christian calendar.  All around the globe believers will be taking this time to focus on the sacrifice that Jesus made through his death on the cross as well as the hope and assurance we receive through His resurrection. Typically this time is seen asContinue reading “The Death and Ressurection of Christ”

Common’s Freestyle – 16 bars

Check out Common as he flows 16 bars… one of the finest emcees and Hip Hop prophets out there today. Now how can we begin to break away from classical theology and do freestyle theology? What I mean is how can we break from merely memorizing and studying other people’s theology from Europe in theContinue reading “Common’s Freestyle – 16 bars”

Can we ever disagree without hateful and dehumanizing language???

I don’t think that civil conversation is possible in the American arena and context.  So much hatred, bigotry, and ignorance has overwhelmed all chances of truly human interaction.  There are some deep ideological differences in our country, and they will never be bridged with the atmosphere of racism and apathy that currently exist. When IContinue reading “Can we ever disagree without hateful and dehumanizing language???”

Not Different but Faithful

I had a great conversation with some friends and our discussion found its way to the discussion of church. I know, me talking about the nature of the Church, surprise surprise!!!  Anyways, one friend knowing my long term goal to do a church plant, asked how I would ensure that I did not fall intoContinue reading “Not Different but Faithful”

What is Missional?

I know I have thrown out the term Missional at various times on this site, with out spending the time to define what it is.  While I have critiqued aspects of it as a movement, and how it has been lived out, I tend to agree with the overall theological foundations and assumptions. A friendContinue reading “What is Missional?”

Ecclesia National Gathering, 2010: Missional & White

For the last few days, I away at Ecclesia’s National Gathering. Ecclesia is a missional network that specializes in coming around church planters and church leaders to relevantly minister to a rapidly changing culture. I had some great dialogue with many people while I was there and definitely left with a lot to think aboutContinue reading “Ecclesia National Gathering, 2010: Missional & White”

Genesis 1:1a: Creativity

“In the beginning God created…” How often do you think about God as creative?  Creativity is one of the very first things that are revealed about God in the Bible.  What does it mean to be created in the likeness of a creative God? Freestyle with me…