Category Archives: Culture

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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Success?

Bonhoeffer, in his book ETHICS talks about the worship of success. He writes, In a world where success is the measure and justification of all things the figure of him who was sentenced and crucified remains a stranger and is … Continue reading

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History and memory.

In the UK we have just had our annual Remembrance Service commemorating the sad destruction of war during WW1. It has been a time of national sadness as we remember it’s centenary without any veterans alive. I follow a number … 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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Biblical Justice vs. Human Justice

http://missionyear.org/shawncasselberry/biblical-justice-vs-human-justice/ I’m afraid we don’t understand what justice is. I think many of us get our idea of justice from Hollywood action movies (getting even with our enemy) or episodes of Law and Order (giving the bad guy what they … Continue reading

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Two Necessary Seasons of Life: Pruning and Dormancy

by BECKY ELDREDGE http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/19578/two-necessary-seasons-of-life-pruning-and-dormancy/ Last year my prayer life told me it was pruning season. After years of being in the full bloom of my outward call, it was time to re-evaluate life’s commitments. God was inviting me to a … Continue reading

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