Archives for Jan 9, 2014 @ 13:04

Moving In, Moving Out: Your State

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A Year of Atheism?

So the adjunct professor wants to join the all-too-gamey version of recording one’s religious experiments. One becomes what one worships. One is shaped by what one reads. One is formed by what one participates in. To participate in atheism is to become atheist. His move both abandons trust and relationship with God and enters into [Read More…]

Long Term Community Building

From Michelle Van Loon: She opens with Scott Emery’s post at Missio Alliance: Perhaps it is from the reading I’ve been doing. Perhaps it is from the community I’ve been attempting to cultivate. Perhaps it is from seeing pictures of my friends and family from yesteryear. Perhaps it was a simple contrast of a table [Read More…]

Spirit or Scripture? (RJS)

Perhaps the most neglected and disputed aspect of Christian faith is the person and role of the Holy Spirit. We (most of us anyway) will recite the Apostle’s Creed with sincerity and affirm a Trinitarian doctrine of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and [Read More…]

What did Paul Do to Jewish Eschatology?

Maybe we should begin where NT Wright begins in his Paul and the Faithfulness of God — with how different Jewish hope was from Greek and Roman (no) hope: The verdict ‘without hope’ might at first seem harsh. Did not many hope for a blissful life beyond the grave, whether in the Elysian fields, conversing with fellow-philosophers, or at least [Read More…]