I had to save this short post by Dr. Richard Mouw. His work on public theology and common good has helped me engage the world and see God’s goodness rather than pick sides or create “insider-outsider” dynamics. Several good folks are offering excellent responses to the recent declaration by John MacArthur and company condemning those…
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes” (Marcel Proust)
“God loves beginners” (Elouise Renich Fraser)
“Theology is faith thinking” (P. T. Forsyth)
This right here…a theologian’s perspective on Ferguson, protests and prophets, narrative needs to understand lament/injustice, communal lamenting, and the need for study to sustain the movements of justice. https://medium.com/theology-of-ferguson/models-and-authorizations-an-interview-with-walter-brueggemann-3ab5ecd96c20
Videos and talks about the crisis of family and marriage from the wide landscape of Christian faith as hosted by Pope Francis. http://humanum.it/en/ The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium is a gathering of leaders and scholars from many religions across the globe, to examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship…
This is going to be an interesting moving coming out in September. I’m anxious to see it.
Does hell exist? If so, who ends up there, and why? Featuring an eclectic group of authors, theologians, pastors, social commentators and musicians, HELLBOUND? is a provocative, feature-length documentary that looks at why we are so bound to the idea of hell and how our beliefs about hell affect the world we are creating today.
…faith is ultimately a matter of orientation rather than of ideological indoctrination with false information. Archbishop Lazar Puhalo
We must have a Catholic view of sin which, “produces a more systematic program for advancement in the spiritual life” and a Reformation view which views, “the conception of sin as a radical evil that fundamentally alters our relationship with God. Simon Chan
With God’s grace we train to become like Jesus and grow in him so we can be his expression of love here and now. We become the kind of good we want to see in the world…the gospel should include a call to transformation in the present. (pg. 196) True Story, James Choung