Pluralism

len on November 5th, 2012

Chris Smith writes at Patheos, “The eucharistic table then is not only at the center of our worship as followers of Jesus, it is also at the center of our politics. Ultimately politics is the caring for the places in which we dwell and for the neighbors who dwell here with us. At the table, […]

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len on October 7th, 2012

I interviewed Stuart Murray after meeting him at the Church Planting Congress in Calgary in the fall of 2012. Stuart is best known to many through his investigations into post-Christendom in the UK, prompted by many years of church planting efforts and the realization that something was significantly changing. This is our conversation. Len: Thanks […]

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len on October 1st, 2012

Len: Thanks for taking some time to talk. One of the questions that came up in an evening conversation was in reference to assumptions we make about parallels in Canadian and UK culture, as well as trajectories with reference to post-modernity and post-Christendom. Having spent some time with leaders from across Canada, are your convictions […]

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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 May 31st, 2012

Based out of London in the UK, of course! So much of the theological work that needs to be done is being done outside North American contexts. Not that we don’t have some good work happening in Canada and the USA, but mostly we are lagging behind. We need thinkers who are on the ground, […]

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len on April 21st, 2012

How does the Gospel relate to our new large urban contexts – especially those with multiple centers? Sean Benesh new book is now available CHEAP on KINDLE – $2.99! Notes on his earlier book “Metrospiritual” are found HERE. Likewise my book with Roger Helland is now available on KINDLE – for $9.99. Our website is […]

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len on November 14th, 2011

Vinoth Ramachandra is a Sri Lankan Anglican lay-theologian who holds his PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of London. He has long been involved in writing about human rights and Christian campus movements worldwide, in addition to detailing social advocacy movements. This book is outstanding. It should be included, somehow, in at least one […]

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len on November 8th, 2011

“As Christians, and as the church of Jesus Christ, we are called by our Lord to be “in” the world, but “not of” the world. “No longer” who we were before we came to Christ, we are “not yet” what we will be when Christ returns. This bracing call to tension in both time and […]

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len on October 28th, 2011

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian in Toronto, founded in 1830. For a virtual tour visit HERE. I took this shot in early October. Click for the full size image with the added quote from Bonhoeffer. See also “Reaching our cities” and “shalom for the city.”

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