Theology

len on May 26th, 2014

“With all the attention paid to issues of church and mission in recent years, surprisingly little has been written to reframe the biblical themes of creation and human identity in light of the missio Dei. Hjalmarson addresses this lacunae by pursuing an ambitious missiological agenda, arguing that even though God’s mission draws his people into […]

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len on May 5th, 2014

John 20 is an incredibly rich chapter for understanding church and mission. I spoke on the first half of the chapter on Easter Sunday, and then this second section this past Sunday. On an intuition I went to the story of Gideon in Judges 6 — working through his story in parallel brought a lot […]

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len on April 12th, 2014

Because it works at so many levels, film can have insidious power or extravagant grace. It offers a wonderful opportunity to bring experience, analysis, emotion, and action together. –Gordon Matties Some of my friends watch an amazing amount of film. And why not? Film, and story, has immense power to shape our imaginations, and by […]

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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 April 8th, 2014

“With all the attention paid to issues of church and mission in recent years, surprisingly little has been written to reframe the biblical themes of creation and human identity in light of the missio Dei. Hjalmarson addresses this lacunae by pursuing an ambitious missiological agenda, arguing that even though God’s mission draws his people into […]

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len on April 7th, 2014

LORD LET ME SEE Lord let me see, see more and more: See the beauty of a person, not the colour of the skin, See the faces of the homeless with no-one to take them in, See discouragement because she’ll never win, See the face of our Lord in the pain. Lord let me see. […]

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len on April 3rd, 2014

Walter Clapp in A Peculiar People, writes that the decline of print may be a boon to the church. “In a way unavailable to oral communication, writing makes words endure. Without writing, words are “only” sound… Spoken words live in that they are occurrences borne on breath. Spoken words are events.. they cannot be pinned […]

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len on March 26th, 2014

Recently I made an aside in a sermon from John 6 to the effect that eternal Hell isn’t the only possible destiny for those who refuse God’s offer of life. Many Anglicans, Orthodox and Presbyterians — in other words, many protestants, believe that being raised to judgement leads to either life or death — literal […]

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len on March 10th, 2014

About 45 hours left to go. A publisher committed $5000 to this project last summer, then backed out. The book project is well along, and has involved six months of work. Much is being written about incarnational and missional engagement, and the recovery of parish, assuming a theology of place without articulating it. We need […]

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len on February 14th, 2014

In an interview on his new book at The Englewood Review, Gregory Walter comments: “One of the reasons language and practices of gift have so much cache owes to the basic human experience of the web of relationships that characterize gift exchange. We are given, we receive, and we return. Though many people debate why […]

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