The Kingdom of God

John 18:33-36 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Is that your own idea," Jesus asked, "or did others talk to you about me?" "Am I a Jew?" Pilate replied. "It was your people and your chief priests who handed you over to me. What is it you have done?" Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place." In the gospels … [Read more...]

Orthonomy, Orthopraxy, Orthodoxy, Orthoparadoxy

I recently heard an interview with Phyllis Tickle in which she used the term “Orthonomy.” Listen Here Then I ran into a panel discussion where she used the word again in the following statement. “The Anglicans have this notion of Orthonomy the following of the law in order to make the music. Most of the world is divided between Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy.” (General Session 2—Thursday March 11, 2004—Phyllis Tickle etc... Found Here) Then I was reading an old LA Times Article and the word Or … [Read more...]

Hope – Billy Kangas

Last night I spoke to the great folks at Mission Christ in Ann Arbor. It was a really fun time. The subject was on hope. With the release of the new book on mother Theresa's crisis of faith, and reading through A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis I was reminded of how my life with God can be the most excruciatingly difficult thing. If you want to listen to the talk just click on the little triangle below! It'll be totally sweet!Let me know what you think.mp3 File located HERE … [Read more...]

A Christian Response to War

I recently made a video about how a Christian person is called to respond when faced with the infinitely difficult issue of war. I guess i should say I compiled a bunch of other peoples stuff to create the video.Here it is:It has music from my friends in Psalters who have much more to say on the issue then me. The words were spoken by Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, and Dr. Martin Luther King jr. There is also music by Caribou. I think that gives everyone their fair dues. (photos are not mine either... … [Read more...]