Theology

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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len on February 12th, 2014

Patrick Franklin writes, “Our questions about God in North America (Does God exist? How is God ‘relevant’ or ‘useful’ to my life? Etc.) are not the key questions for most human beings living in the 2/3rds world. I like how Gutiérrez puts it: “. . . the question in Latin America will not be how […]

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len on February 10th, 2014

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 renewed imagination that is biblically rooted, […]

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len on February 9th, 2014

Maybe Phyllis Tickle is right: every five hundred years the Church has a great rummage sale and decides what to keep, what to revise, and what to leave behind. (The Great Emergence, 2008) The dominant view of atonement for the first 300 years of the Church was not Penal Substitution, but Christus Victor. Jesus death […]

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