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Jesus and equality

It’s not a secret that I am Egalitarian in thought and practice. Ben Witherington in this interview gives a very good talk on Jesus and women. Jesus and Women from CPX on Vimeo.

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Healing / disability and motivations.

I am impressed  with Amos Yong’s testimony and his theological challenge to the church in regards to a Theology of Disability. I made the following comment to him. I have gained much insight from your talks. Again thanks for linking them. You … Continue reading

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Living in Peace.

Bonhoeffer in his Testament to Freedom pg.286 Our hearts make sure that we only keep the company of friends, the righteous and the respectable. But Jesus was to be found right in the midst of his enemies. That is precisely … Continue reading

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Amos Yong; A theology of disability.

Amos Yong has given a terrific presentation on Paul’s theology of disability. I think his research has far-reaching consequences in not only transforming the Pentecostal / Charismatic movement; it will also impact the church at large. His question “Was Paul … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer; Prayer that overcomes.

Extract from daily devotional Jan 25… …A Christian community either lives by the intercessory prayers of its members for one another or the community will be destroyed. I can no longer condemn or hate other Christians for whom I pray, … Continue reading

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The importance of Church.

Most of my posts about church have been in the form of a critique of some kind. While I believe it is important to critique and challenge the status quo; I also want to say that I love the church. … Continue reading

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Do I dare tell my church I don’t have faith and ask them to have faith for me?

One of the deep areas of concern I have for the modern church is its deep emphasis on personal faith. Whilst I admit faith is an important subject, it is also important that we don’t bypass faith within the collective community. … Continue reading

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The Trinity is reflected within the community and not specifically within the marriage.

Sarah made a great comment on my  A real victory for who….if we do or don’t allow gay marriage article. The gender complimentarity of marriage, metaphors relating to the trinity and Christ’s love for us I urge you to follow the … Continue reading

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Divorce; a painful subject – a painful experience

There are few things that will stir ones emotions more than what the subject of divorce will. Within the church divorce is deemed a terrible and horrible thing. And indeed it is, for those who are going through it. Over the … Continue reading

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Good listening leads to great pastoring.

Often preachers believe their strength stems from their oratory prowess. Pastors believe their success is measured through how much they are heard. I would like to turn this mentality on its head by saying the true measure of a pastor lays … Continue reading

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