Monthly Archives: February 2014

What Would Jesus Deconstruct?

We tend to think of the act of dEcOnStRuCtIoN to be primarily driven by negativity, opposition or violence.  Christians don’t mind so much when we dEcOnStRuCt the narratives and expose the real powers behind the government, politicians, or big business.  But, … Continue reading

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“The Lego Movie” Review

If I may be so bold, let me suggest how viewing this movie is going to go for you.  As you take your seat in the theater, you’re honestly going to be a bit worried that you’ve just dropped serious … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 4

“The fundamental issue when it comes to Christian ethics is not whether we shall be conservative or liberal, left or right, but whether we shall be faithful to the church’s peculiar vision of what it means to live and act … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What Does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 3

“Too often, we have conceived of salvation – what God does to us in Jesus – as a purely personal decision, or a matter of finally getting our heads straight on basic beliefs, or of having some inner feelings of … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus and the Eschatological Hope of “We Can’t Stop”

True Confessions: I do not regularly consume “pop” or “top 40” music, such as Miley Cyrus.  However, I am occasionally a sucker for a catchy melody.  In the late 90s I fell hard for the Backstreet Boys’ song “Everybody (Backstreet’s … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What Does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 2

“We could cope—the world could cope—with a Jesus who ultimately remains a wonderful idea inside his disciples’ minds and hearts. The world cannot cope with a Jesus who comes out of the tomb, who inaugurates God’s new creation right in … Continue reading

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A Personal Reflection on Incarnational Ministry Amidst a Living Hell on Earth

I met a man today – a man who, by every conceivable measure, is a better man than me, a better man than I shall probably ever be.

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