Finding the Groove: Composing A Jazz-Shaped Faith

I want to make sure that you are not sleeping on a great book that is refreshing and also exemplifies freestyle theology at its best, through the use of Jazz as a metaphor for life.  Robert Gelinas’ Finding The Groove: Composing A Jazz-Shaped Faith is one of the most relevant books I have read recentlyContinue reading “Finding the Groove: Composing A Jazz-Shaped Faith”

Reading Jesus in the OT Part 2

“Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.”  When Reuben heard this, he tried to rescue him from their hands. “Let’s not take his life,” he said. “Don’t shed any blood. Throw him intoContinue reading “Reading Jesus in the OT Part 2”

Reading Jesus in the OT Part 1

Luke 24:27 “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” Seems as though, Jesus suggests that the Law and the Prophets point to him, refer to him, and concern him.  Freestyle with me… What are your favorite Old Testament passages in whichContinue reading “Reading Jesus in the OT Part 1”

“Cotton Candy” Christians

Timothy Brindle once said… “What the deal with Cotton Candy Christians Who demand blessings but can’t stand afflictions Compared to other things they barely love the King Wanna be like Christ but not share in sufferings”

Kingdom Imagination

Philly has the reputation of being a bit gritty and grimy, but I must ask the question, what would it look like in my community if God’s Kingdom dwelt in fullness?  How would it look if all my neighbors subjected their lives under the Lordship of Jesus Christ?  What visual picture in my mind wouldContinue reading “Kingdom Imagination”

King and Obama

I wonder what King’s legacy and significance is in the midst of “the age of Obama”. In 2009, how do we interpret his words, his courage, his life. It is 40 years since King truly and fully became “Free At Last” leaving this broken world behind. And so as the next generations emerge, we mustContinue reading “King and Obama”