Generous Orthodoxy

len on April 27th, 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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len on April 15th, 2013

I like Rob Bell. I enjoyed “Love Wins” and I appreciate his pastoral heart and the way he brings theology into everyday discourse. If you have not seen the trailer for his new book, catch it HERE. Rob is right in his basic thesis: we made Yahweh into a tribal God, a wrathful judge on […]

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len on March 30th, 2013

Scot McKnight points to C. Michael Patton’s post – Eight non Deal-Breakers for the church. We should resist splitting a fellowship over these issues. Michael lists the following: 1. Young Earth Creationism 2. The authorship of the Pastoral Epistles 3. The inerrancy of Scripture 4. Whether the flood covered entire earth 5. The character witness […]

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len on March 20th, 2013

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 September 8th, 2012

Friends who follow the blogs of the Christian Right in the USA were telling us that Obama doesn’t believe the bible. There was no question whether the Democratic policies might be more sensitive to the needs of the poor in the USA, or whether their economic plan might make better sense. The question was simply […]

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len on September 5th, 2012

“Luke has claimed that there is a structure of God’s dealings with all people for the purpose of leading them to “feel after him and find him.” But we may ask whether Luke actually believed that in fact “pagans” had done so. The answer to that comes in the story of the Holy Spirit baptism […]

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len on September 2nd, 2012

Reading in JR Woodward’s new book, Creating a Missional Culture, and noticed a reference to 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 Word at Yale AN […]

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len on July 23rd, 2012

Rachel Held Evans writes, “I don’t “fit” in the conservative evangelical church: I believe in evolution. I vote for democrats. I doubt. I enjoy interfaith dialog and cooperation. I like smells, bells, liturgy, and ritual—particularly when it comes to the Eucharist. I’m passionate about gender equality in marriage and church leadership. I’m tired of the […]

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len on June 27th, 2012

Newbigin: “I do not think that the geographical parish can ever become irrelevant or marginal. There is a sense in which the primary sense of neighbourhood must remain primary, because it is here that men and women relate to each other simply as human beings and not in respect of their functions in society.” (Sign […]

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len on June 15th, 2012

Ed Cyzewski is running a series of guest posts on women in ministry. Good stuff! The church needs to hear from both men and women on this issue, but mostly, we simply need to follow the prompting of both Word and Spirit and get beyond our issues to empower all God’s people for service. (Apologies […]

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