Posted in January 2010

>3 old ways to read the Bible

>In Thailand there is a site that is strange to Western eyes. They are called Spirit houses. They look like elaborate birdhouses (sometimes mansions) on the top of tall poles. They are set at the corners of properties. Then small bowls of food will be left at the base to appease the spirits so that … Continue reading

>Tribes

>A couple of years ago I had an interesting exchange with a good friend of mine. We were looking at clothing stores and she made some disparaging remark about ‘tribes’. It took me by surprise and so asked for clarification. She explained to me that she – and many people at her conservative bible believing … Continue reading

>Irony in King and Cross

>Summary: 1)If Jesus was being ironic and the Kingdom is actually un-Kingdom and his rule and reign are nothing like a King of his day or the Caesar of his day… how would we know?2)Does the fact that the two most recognized symbols of Christianity in our culture are icons that represent Mosaic Law and … Continue reading

>Is God Weak or Strong ?

>Is God strong or weak? People generally seem to think that if there is a God then that being is very ‘God like’ and encapsulates all of the things we generally hope and assume that God is. “My God is so Big so strong and so mighty – there’s nothing my God can not do” … Continue reading

>God isn’t who we thought

>God isn’t who we thought- 3 problems with the Big 5 God: 1.When we make God too big and too pure and too heavenly – the Incarnation becomes impossible. It just doesn’t make sense how God could have bridged that gap. Maybe it’s not that we’ve made good too big but that we have over … Continue reading

>God’s Weakness in Haiti

>This is a conversation that I was having at the Website with Dan Dan:I find the conversation here at Everyday Theology very helpful and incredibly interesting.  Before I ask my questions though, let me say, as gently as possible:  God is not the author of death.  He is not sending anyone a message through the earthquake in Haiti.  If … Continue reading

>Tribes

>A couple of years ago I had an interesting exchange with a good friend of mine. We were looking at clothing stores and she mad some disparaging remark about ‘tribes’. It took me by surprise and so asked for clarification. She explained to me that she – and many people at her conservative bible believing … Continue reading

>3 ways to think of God

>The Simple Way to talk of God Some things are complicated. Admittedly, this is not always fun or desirable. It is so nice sometimes when things are simple: like There is one God. Some like to say “there is no name under heaven or earth by which men can be saved” .Or as our ancestors … Continue reading

>Is God a Man?

>God as She – Some people get upset if others refer to God as ‘she’ when they are talking. and I kind of see why, as I think I use to be one of the one that would twinge, but in the end I just chalked it up to the person either wanting be novel … Continue reading

>The Most Important City in the World

>What will be the most important city in the world this year (and decade) ?Jerusalem? Beijing? Moscow? Bombay? Washington DC? Baghdad because of the war? Tokyo because of the economy? Johannesburg, South Africa because of the World Cup? Maybe that old favorite Rome & it’s Vatican City. I say “none of the above”. But for … Continue reading