Generous Orthodoxy

len on May 16th, 2016

Love this statement by Tim Keel — “people call and they want our doctrinal statement and I refuse to give one out. You know why? Because it is shorthand. It says, Oh, that’s the kind of community you are. And people in our culture today shop church. In other words, we’re so concerned with orthodoxy […]

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len on April 6th, 2015

Not long ago I was talking with a pastor about the upcoming Walking Together conference here. We’ve been working on this one since last fall, and are really looking forward to hosting Terry leblanc, Cheryl Bear, Ray Aldred and others. But inevitably, not everyone sees the issues from the same frame. So some worry, will […]

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len on July 19th, 2014

My friend Dave Fitch writes, “The NT church is not about whether women should be “over” men or men “over” women. It is about eliminating the “over” entirely. It is about abolishing the politics of anybody being over anybody and instead we all come together mutually under one Lord where the organization of authority is […]

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len on July 13th, 2014

IVP has released this book- subtitle “Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis” – new this month. A wide and diverse group of contributors – diverse in location and in perspective. In an interview with the editors IVP editor David Congdon asks: “How would you characterize the ‘evangelical’ nature of this project? What positive resources do […]

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len on April 10th, 2014

Cobus blogs at My Contemplations, “I was visiting Annemie Bosch, the wife of David Bosch, yesterday to attempt to get some answers to questions I have. It was a deeply spiritual experience, in that it brought to life the theology with which I’ve been struggling for the past few weeks. Although I’ve been gripped by […]

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len on March 5th, 2014

Back to Myers-Briggs again. Like all tools and frames of reference, it has its limits. But the light it can shed can be very illumination. Check out this chart from an old volume by M. Robert Mulholland, Jr. I was particularly intrigued at the differences between the classic introvert and the extrovert. Check out the […]

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len on February 25th, 2014

At VIMEO — Brian Mclaren in Adelaide – Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World (Part 1 of 3). Elsewhere, the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. The website.. and the practical efforts .. are divided into four areas: God and Human Flourishing Faith and Globalization Ethics and Spirituality in the Workplace Reconciliation Program A Common […]

Continue reading about Christian identity – amidst pluralism

len on February 1st, 2014

We all carry around mental models of leadership. Those models — or mental maps — are often transparent to us. One of the great values of education, experience and reflection is to make our assumptions visible. Until we take that step and move closer to something like a hermeneutic of suspicion, we are merely colonized […]

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len on October 3rd, 2013

I’ve heard it before, maybe you have too. “Outside of Christ, the most forgiving and loving person is no closer to God than the most hateful, reactive one.” Of course, this is referenced to salvation, as in “salvation is a gift” and nothing we can do will earn us favor with God. If you are […]

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len on September 18th, 2013

At VIMEO — Brian Mclaren in Adelaide – Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World (Part 1 of 3). Elsewhere, the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. The website.. and the practical efforts .. are divided into four areas: God and Human Flourishing Faith and Globalization Ethics and Spirituality in the Workplace Reconciliation Program A Common […]

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