The Body and The Blood: Symbols, Art, & Mystery ("Friendly Friday:"Carl Laamanen)

photo © 2006 evan courtney | more info (via: Wylio) “They are the most wonderful mystery, body and blood.”- Gilead, Marilynne Robinson I remember the first time I took Communion at the Anglican church that I now attend. It was a revelation to me. It was a grave, joyful matter, and as I swallowed my [Read More…]

Which Jesus? (Quote to Ponder: Rob Bell from Love Wins)

I finally finished reading Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.”  I plan to write several posts on this book, but today I want to ask a question that Rob raises, which in my opinion is quite important when discussing issues surrounding evangelism.  [Read More…]

Dear Reader: Dealing With The Uninspired Self (Days When I Feel "Blah")

Dear Reader… Do you ever have days when you just feel “blah?”  Nothing motivates you to go change the world.  To do the things that you love, seem laborious.  To do the things that you hate, feels worse than they usually would. For me, the things I love include reading, studying, and writing.  The things [Read More…]

What Makes N.T. Wright Angry?

Would love your thoughts on this video from the Work of the People:   What makes you angry? If you could rant on the frustrations you have, what would they be??? [Read more…]

The Biblical Narrative and Immigration Reform

photo © 2010 Fibonacci Blue | more info (via: Wylio)   In America, Christian attitudes towards issues involving politics could not be more polarized.  On one end of the spectrum is the paradigm of the religious right.  They believe in small government, except when it comes to national security / foreign policy issues.  On the [Read More…]

The Death of Death and a Culture That Likes Dying

photo © 2010 US Army Africa | more info (via: Wylio) Death.  I hate the word. Death is a demonic power in the cosmos that holds all things subject to its lordship.  Its dominion is inescapable.  Many say death is a part of life or death begins at birth.  Others remind us of the totality [Read More…]

N.T. Wright Rightly Reflects on Rob Bell & Hell (Video to Ponder)

Thanks to the good folks at Alter Video for this interview.  What are your thoughts???? Wright on Hell & Bell from The Work Of The People on Vimeo. [Read more…]

Article @: Red Letter Christians (Tony Campolo) [Natural Disaster]

I want to thank you if this is your first time to my blog.  Its possible you read my newest article over at Tony Campolo’s Red Letter Christians blog.  I am grateful for your readership and hope to interact with you soon! If you are a regular at the Pangea Blog, I too want to [Read More…]

When Ministry & Calling Create Art ("Friendly Friday": Clint Brewer)

  The past year has been riddled with conversations among friends, family and christian colleagues about the nature of our individual calling within the Kingdom of God. To be quite honest, this is something that i have struggled with most of my life even though I grew up in a christian home. My father was, [Read More…]

The Sanctuary and the Flag (The Kingdom of Jesus Christ & the USA)

photo © 2007 Marc Nozell | more info (via: Wylio) What follows is a special 3 part series by my good friend Dan Martin.  He is one of the original 3 bloggers that I got close to when no one else ever read this blog 😉  Not only do we have some roots, but we [Read More…]

The Kingdom of Jesus Christ & the USA (Citizenship)

photo © 2006 brad wofford | more info (via: Wylio) What follows is a special 3 part series by my good friend Dan Martin.  He is one of the original 3 bloggers that I got close to when no one else ever read this blog 😉  Not only do we have some roots, but we [Read More…]

The Natural Disaster of Empathy Overload

I once heard Pastor Shane Hipps (an expert on media technology and marketing) describe a consequence of globalized media.  He talked about how as humans, we are designed to empathize with one another which should inevitably lead to compassionate action.  So, when we see a natural disaster being covered on CNN, our hearts ache as [Read More…]

The Kingdom of Jesus Christ & the USA (Introduction)

photo © 2008 Quinn Dombrowski | more info (via: Wylio) What follows is a special 3 part series by my good friend Dan Martin.  He is one of the original 3 bloggers that I got close to when no one else ever read this blog 😉  Not only do we have some roots, but we [Read More…]

Camping Responds to Rapture Failure: World to Be Destroyed On October 21, 2011 (My Thoughts)

Tonight on Harold Camping’s Open Forum Radio show, he gave his thoughts on what most view as a failed prediction.  His claim in this situation is that all the dates he predicted were in fact correct.  You may be thinking: REALLY?  Apparently, Jesus did return on May 21st, but it was a “spiritual coming.”  He [Read More…]

Why "No One Knows the Day or Hour" is a WEAK Argument Against Rapture Predictors! (Reflections on Mark 13)

photo © 2011 Ömer Ünlü | more info (via: Wylio)   All over the web this past week we’ve observed an interesting back and forth.  The “forth” is that Herald Camping wrongly put forth that the rapture was to occur last week Saturday… obviously either no one is a true Christian so no one was [Read More…]

If You're Reading This Post, You've Been "Left Behind"

photo © 2008 Dr. Wendy Longo | more info (via: Wylio) Right now it’s 6pm on Saturday in California.  There’s a possibility that I’m no longer in my home state however, as the rapture was to come on Saturday May 21st, 2011 at 6 o’clock in each time zone. If this is indeed the case, [Read More…]

End of the World Forecast!

The following was sent to me by a friend. Thoughts? [Read more…]

Why Universal Salvation is an Evangelical Option… Sort Of ("Friendly Friday" post: David Bunce)

photo © 2008 Chuck Coker | more info (via: Wylio)   Whispers have reached Scotland that Rob Bell has written a new book. Something to do with salvation and hell and heaven. The word on the street is this new book (which I gather suggests that the Christian God is known for his love and [Read More…]

Simplicity and the Subversion of Subtle Idolatry

photo © 2010 Andrei Bocan | more info (via: Wylio) During the 46 days of Lent (well, in actuality my family celebrated the Resurrection on Saturday so we chose to feast with them then [45 days]) food often filled my thoughts.  Attempting to live on $2 a day meant that I craved Chipotle on a [Read More…]