Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Musings – April 29

Not sure why, but I’m intensely suspicious of well-groomed persons in slick three piece suits and colorful ties giving talks on God blessing everyone like them with health and wealth.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday Thought – April 28

Many evangelicals are apparently highly allergic to uncertainty, but seem to have a more tolerant reaction to arrogance.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Living Spiritual Rhythms - April 27

Finding shelter from the vacuous and inconsequential is getting harder and harder to do. The rhythm of the ‘trite’ leaves us exposed to a devaluing of heart, mind, and imagination. Rapid-fire rhetoric connected to an entertainment based church and culture infiltrates our capacity to think clearly and truthfully. In contrast to this prevailing and woeful meltdown, there is the possibility of a critical adventure. While it’s true that criticism is never an end in and of itself, it is an essential component to chasten naïveté and to promote the virtuous life of following in the footsteps of Christ. Engage, critique, embrace―the Infinite One, other, and world. Enter the spooky haven of relationality (the essence of being relational); the space to dwell in oneself as another.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Hermeneutical Path for Genesis 1-3 and Science & Theology


Monday, April 25, 2016

Reflection for the Week - April 25

The demise of pseudo-Christianity in the West is well underway, and rightly so. There are many changes needed to re-present a real faith, but one shift that is essential is for Christians to wake up to having a well thought out belief. Thinking is not poison and it is important to wrestle with ideas in a credible manner, whether we are engaging believers or not. Respectfully listening to and learning from others will enhance our integrity and ability to communicate, without forfeiting our freedom to disagree. Escapism and ignorance are not representative of belonging to the living God, who calls us to connect with the world and others, and to participate in shining light into dark places, while living into the theater of life and death.