Category Archives: Politics

How Can it Happen?

by Scot McKnight http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2014/09/25/how-can-it-happen/ One of the most pressing question for humans in the depth of their existence is this one: How can humans go silent or compliant or, unfathomably, become even more committed to the leader and the cause … 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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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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From Brian McLaren

Praying for peace on Saturday … I’ll be joining many others in praying for the situation in Syria on Saturday because I think it’s time we realize that Dr. King was right: we can’t cure violence with violence. Mirroring violent … Continue reading

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Inspired by love and anger

Inspired by love and anger, disturbed by need and pain, informed of God’s own bias we ask him once again: “How long must some folk suffer? How long can few folk mind? How long dare vain self interest turn prayer … Continue reading

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Reading for the year 2013

For the last couple of years I have used a website http://www.goodreads.com as a means of keeping track of what I read and what others who I am linked to read. It has been really worthwhile as a tool to … Continue reading

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