Category Archives: Church

Bean counting as the aim…..

We see consumerism everywhere, yes, especially in church! We see business models promoted as magical tablets to cure ailing Sunday attendance, and we also know that many think of local church instead of kingdom thinking…. I am currently reading Michael … Continue reading

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The Jewish ‘No’…… continued.

I am going to continue with this idea of how we should understand the Jewish ‘No’ and the ‘Yes’ of the fledgling Christian faith. This effects our approach to how God works with creation and particular when he has a … Continue reading

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The Jewish ‘No’ and the Christian ‘Yes’ – Jesus the Messiah.

Moltmann writes at some length in relation to the argument of how messiahship should be understood or not by Christianity and Judaism. Throughout his line of thought, he emphasises that God has not abandoned his people, the people that he … Continue reading

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The past is not what our future hope should be.

I am continuing on my Jurgen Moltmann re-read period, and now I am at the very early stages of reading ‘The Way of Christ: Christology in Messianic Dimensions’. Nostalgia is a dangerous thing. We tend to do it with false … Continue reading

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Empire, Christianity and the confusion of attractive power.

I am coming to the end of Moltmann’s ‘The Crucified God’, and I found this interesting section where Moltmann addresses issues of power, empire and the dangers of idolatry that can/do come with it. He looks at where Christian theology … Continue reading

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Jurgen Moltmann – Christianity and comfort.

I am finding much to be gained from Moltmann in relation to how Christianity interacts (or doesn’t) with the surrounding, dominating society. This reminds me of the parable about losing saltiness and what I see around me often – a … Continue reading

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The theologian of the cross – Jurgen Moltmann

I am continuing to read Jurgen Moltmann, and I am currently amongst some tasty thinking by this amazing theologian. In ‘The ‘Crucified God”, he writes the following: “The theologian of glory calls the bad good and the good bad; the … Continue reading

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