Disarming Scripture: Cold Water to the Face of Our Biblical Rationalizing

Disarming-Scripture

The bottom line is that our interpretation of Scripture needs to coincide with actual reality. - Derek Flood I've recently been digging into Derek Flood's new book Disarming Scripture, and it is a desperately needed word in the raging public dialogue around Christianity and violence.Really, it's a splash of cold water to the face of our biblical rationalizing when it comes to violent and disturbing passages.The quote above appears in Chapter 6, and this chapter is perhaps the lynchpin … [Read more...]

Evangelism is Awkward [Beau Crosetto]

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This is a guest post from Beau Crosetto - his bio is at the bottom. A few years ago when I was coming back to my apartment, I noticed two missionary men talking to my downstairs neighbor. Right as I was approaching, they finished up, and then the missionary men started engaging with me. I don’t mind mixing it up a bit so I let them give me their best shot and I found out some wacko stuff. For instance, they believed that Jesus had returned and was currently in Korea! After 15min of back and f … [Read more...]

REVIEW: JR Woodward’s Creating a Missional Culture

the former location of our church plant, Dwell, in Burlington, VT I am way late with this review.Not that I had a deadline or anything, but I purchased my Kindle copy of J.R. Woodward’sCreating a Missional Culture sometime in the early summer, and I just finished it a week or so ago. That is, probably, a telling glimpse into my life of late - reading time is difficult to come by with two tiny kids (1 and 2.5 years old), and some recent (intense) transition that has been pretty draining. The … [Read more...]


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