Before A Great Cloud of Witnesses: A New Year At Seminary

I was asked to share a passage of Scripture and a brief reflection for a community event this evening and I thought I’d offer it here for all of you as well. I shared this among Fuller students as we prepare for the fall quarter which begins tomorrow. Here are a few excerpts from HebrewsContinue reading “Before A Great Cloud of Witnesses: A New Year At Seminary”

McCain: “I know how to heal the wounds of war”

I just finished watching the debate and it left me feeling like our country and economy will be safer and better off with Obama at the helm. What caught me off guard about the debate came at the very end in a line McCain gave. While I’ve noted that a number of Christians have pointedContinue reading “McCain: “I know how to heal the wounds of war””

John Steinbeck on the Current Economic Crisis

I came across this Steinbeck quote today while looking through Wink’s book “Engaging the Powers,” it seemed to me to be getting at the nature of the struggle we face today. Especially when it comes to the bank being an uncontrollable monster, a power, that is beyond our control: The owners of the land cameContinue reading “John Steinbeck on the Current Economic Crisis”

Everett Cattell: Communication As Witness (pt. 4)

Series contents | Intro | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five Image via Wikipedia A good theological understanding of communication begins with the incarnation and John 1; Quaker Missionary Everett Cattell covers this thoroughly before moving onto a more in depth discussion of what it means for the Christian missionaryContinue reading “Everett Cattell: Communication As Witness (pt. 4)”

Five Years Ago and Convergent October 2008

Martin Kelley has written a post giving a little back history to what happened five years ago. Five years ago he started reading Rober Weber’s book The Younger Evangelicals, a book that confirmed much of his thinking about liberal Quakerism and helped him verbalize what needs to happen in order to change a church heContinue reading “Five Years Ago and Convergent October 2008”

Dress Down Friday | Political Irony and the Messianic

With Sarah Palin being picked the VP last week things in the political news world have gone to another level of seriousness, but fortunately there are plenty of people also having a little fun with the whole thing as well: The Fake Sarah Palin Twitter Sarah Palin’s Video Blog Sarah Palin’s Blog Blog Paris HiltonContinue reading “Dress Down Friday | Political Irony and the Messianic”

Manufacturing Dissent: An Interview with Stephen Duncombe

I came across an interview with Stephen Duncome, the author of “Dream:Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in the Age of Fantasy,” a book I really enjoyed and have been trying to utilize some of the ideas (you can see a first attempt in my essay called, “Desire and the Imgination of the Kingdom“). The book is aboutContinue reading “Manufacturing Dissent: An Interview with Stephen Duncombe”

Faith and The Difficult Process of Discernment

Image via Wikipedia “And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NRSV) Over the last month Emily and I have been working through a major life change question. I was looking at taking aContinue reading “Faith and The Difficult Process of Discernment”

Dreams and the Kingdom of God

My August Barclay Press essay is now online. It’s a little late for August, but time has been pretty tight lately. The essay looks at Stephen Duncombe’s recent book on progressive politics, “Dream Re-Imagining” and applies some of the findings to a theological perspective on living out the Kingdom of God. Here’s a quote: AsContinue reading “Dreams and the Kingdom of God”