Does Simplistic Opposition Against “the Other” ever work?

Can we all just stop for a moment? Amidst all the yelling and arguing, finger pointing, partisan-political emails, TV News propaganda, YouTube video conspiracy theories, and anger, we must all ask ourselves one little question… has any of this helped in anyway other than to strengthen the resolve on both sides that the other isContinue reading “Does Simplistic Opposition Against “the Other” ever work?”

What I’m Reading Right Now…

This is what I am reading right now… it’s pretty good so far.  Content is good for everyone, although it is written for those who are at least somewhat engaged in theological dialogue.  This is my 4th book by Wright, and I appreciate his stuff overall. If ya don’t know, now ya know to checkContinue reading “What I’m Reading Right Now…”

Oscar Grant and 6% of the Population

Overshadowed by the hype of Lebron’s decision to sign with the Miami Heat, was the verdict of a controversial case that took place 18 months ago in Oakland, CA. See here for more info on the case. At the end of the day, all this reminds me that we have not come too far fromContinue reading “Oscar Grant and 6% of the Population”

Albany

The movement in Albany was an important one, however it is not talked about much because Dr. King felt he had failed at accomplishing the goals. In the end, it was an opportunity for the people to straighten their backs in the face of southern terrorism, as well as a valuable teachable moment for KingContinue reading “Albany”

Four Dimensional Faith

It’s always been the case that we live in a complex world. Yet so often we are satisfied with reducing the world’s complex realities to simplistic dimensions. We simplify people so we can categorize them, we simplify ideas and concepts so we can “master” them, and we simplify our faith so we can comfortably attainContinue reading “Four Dimensional Faith”

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…”

The Christian Bubble

It seems that the goal for most Christians is to separate themselves as much as possible from the world around them. The thought process goes like this… “I am supposed to be sanctified and holy. I cannot allow the world to corrupt me from living in righteousness and drawing me away from having a cleanContinue reading “The Christian Bubble”

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”