A couple weeks until we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, I'm going to try and sum up roughly three chapters of Surprised by Hope in about fifteen minutes. About the second coming of Jesus (Theology nerds call this the parousia), it will be the time what God will renew all of creation and Jesus will … Continue reading Lent 2012: Leaving Behind an Old Story Line for a New
Well, it's been a while, we've missed you, but I've had to do some really reflection with N.T. Wright's theology in the past few chapters in our Lenten readings through Surprised by Hope. Reading Wright's theology is like looking through a kaleidoscope of multifaceted metaphors in an attempt to understand the Bibles metaphoric language regarding Christian … Continue reading Lent 2012: The Victory through Jesus…in a kaleidoscope of metaphors
When we were in Israel, I asked our tour guide, "in all the places that you go on this tour of the Holy Land, what is your favorite?" Without thinking, he said, "the desert." I find that absolutely profound. This weekend I taught on Deuteronomy 8 which is a reflection of Israel's time in the … Continue reading Reflections from the Desert
This is a really great post by Tim King talking about the Exodus of Christianity in our generation.
By Tim King, Special to CNN
(CNN) — Christianity in America is in danger. As former Senator Rick Santorum recently pointed out, young people are leaving the church in droves.
In the mid-1980s, evangelical 20-somethings outnumbered those with no religious affiliation – the so-called “nones” – by a ratio of more than 2 to 1. By 2008, those proportions were almost flipped, with young “nones” outnumbering evangelicals by more than 1.5 to 1.
An entire generation, my generation, is leaving the church. What’s the cause? Santorum blames higher education, telling Glenn Beck last week that “62% of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it.”
The “war on religion” has become a frequent bogeyman among Christian and political leaders. But the reason church leaders have failed…
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John Mayer in his song "Waiting on the World to Change", writes about humanity's response to each other and dreams of a world in which people take care of other people. Unfortunately, N.T. Wright would say that while beautifully written, John Mayer's theology is incomplete. While we might be challenged by the words of Mayer, … Continue reading Lent 2012: More than Just Waiting on the World to Change