Tagged with Bible

What I read this week

A brilliant and humbling article about ministry, life, and authentic engagements with poverty that outlines the life Sri Lankan theologian/scholar/community leader Ajith Fernando A conversation with Peter Block and Walter Brueggemann about the meaninglessness of our current political narratives  Religious exit polls from the Presidential Election. Some interesting statistics about the changes in religious affiliation and political identification as well as some data representing some strong correlations … Continue reading

Commentary: Christian College Diversity

I recently posted an interview with George Yancey concerning ethnic-diversity at Protestant colleges and universities. The first section is below: George Yancey has been an important voice on diversity within American Christianity. In addition to authoring several books, the University of North Texas sociologist is cofounder of the Mosaix Network, a relational association that promotes … Continue reading

A New Venture: Recovering Evangelical

I just started a new venture.  Recovering Evangelical (RE) is a new website started by Christopher LaTondresse and several others who have been a little disillusioned and disappointed by the way Evangelicalism has developed. I was asked by my friend Andrew Ulasich to write in two short articles a month in the Misplaced Jesus category.  Below is a description of … Continue reading

Resources: 50 Things the Holy Spirit Does

A few months ago, Frank Viola posted this great list of 50 Things the Holy Spirit does. It is an encouraging and extensive list. Let me know what you think about his perspective. 1.      He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). 2.      He guides us into all truth (John 16:13). 3.      … Continue reading

Perspective: Paul’s letter to American Christians

This is a lesser known, less propagated speech of M.L. King – yet one of my favorites. In it he plays the part of the Apostle Paul and inscribes a letter akin to the Biblical Pauline epistles. The letter expresses the actions of living Christianly and challenges the catholic – universal – American Church to … Continue reading

Perspective: Shane Claiborne & the Emerging Church

I have a very mixed view of the Emerging Church movement – especially as one who embraces ideals of Post-Modernity and Modernity and doesn’t feel “at home” in Emergent or mainstream Evangelical contexts. One the one hand I appreciate the willingness of push the status quo, the focus on Orthodpraxy (justice, reconciliation,  grace, etc.), embrace … Continue reading

Words of a King

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” “Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.” “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word … Continue reading

A brief thought on Tiger Woods

I don’t respect Tiger Woods for his infidelity, but I do believe that he is trying to do the right thing by dropping golf and focusing on his family. He himself called his acts “transgressions”, he knows that weight of what he has done.  I definitely feel for his wife and children, but I also … Continue reading

The Hope of a Hebraic-Jewish Jesus

What does it mean to have images of a White Jesus, Asian Jesus etc.? Most of the time we don’t really think about how we depict Jesus, but perhaps it is important that we think of it with more intent. Historically a depiction of a white, western European looking Jesus has been the most prominent. … Continue reading

My Thoughts on Health Care

As Christians, as we pursue understanding the issues concerning health care, we must consider our call towards justice and engaging with the alien, poor, and widow. I ask we consider the call of biblical justice and call to serve the poor. My friend recently passed on a verse that seems to be pertinent; The righteous … Continue reading