I’ve been wondering what a post-colonial church would look like. What would it look like if Christian communities freed themselves from western cultural captivity. Any thoughts?
This is a great book I’m reading… this is the second book in a row that I have posted without finishing it. Nonetheless it is a great read. I do plan to finish, but I also have school stuff I’m working on now that class has started back that will “distract” me from the realContinue reading “The Cat and the Toaster”
What does God require of you? Do justice (actively and intentionally), love mercy (not reluctantly), and walk humbly (through service) with God.
I am a theological mut. My theology, ideology, and convictions are shaped by a plethora of christian streams and traditions. This usually leaves me finding myself associating with diverse theological communities, yet hardly ever feeling at home anywhere I go. I meet monthly with some local Philly leaders, pastors, and proffessors. Many of them surprisinglyContinue reading “Theological Mut”
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”
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”
Did you know that Jesus only talks about being born again one time, and it is to one specific person (Nicodemus) and only found in the Gospel of John. On the other hand Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God countless times throughout the gospels (mostly Kingdom of Heaven in the Gospel of Matthew becauseContinue reading “Born Again or Entering the Kingdom of God???”
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…”
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.” Who might this One be who is prophesied about here in Micah to be born in littleContinue reading “Micah 5:2 “A Foreshadow Of Things To Come””
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”