Posted in April 2012

Jesus & (S)words part 3

reposting from last week. Part 1 & Part 2 provide the lead in Part 3:  Jesus tells his disciple to buy a sword? We come to that famous passage in Luke 22 where Jesus tells his disciples to buy a sword.  35 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, … Continue reading

Jesus & (S)words part 2

Jesus & (S)words part 2

I’m reposting last week’s HBC conversation in 3 parts [part 1 is here] Part 2:   There are lots of swords in the New Testament.  The Word of God is compared to a double-edged sword and Jesus comes back wielding a sword. Maybe the Bible is more than ‘O.K.’ with swords and sword imagery? Let … Continue reading

Jesus & (S)words

This conversation went really well last week over at Homebrewed. I thought I would post it here in smaller chunks for anyone wanted to continue the conversation. Jesus tells his disciples to sell their bags and buy swords. Why? And why then does he reprimand Peter for using a blade at the moment when it … Continue reading

Democracy, Pentecost, and the Old Testament?

Democracy, Pentecost, and the Old Testament?

Is it possible that democratic desires are present in the Old Testament and I have just never seen them before? Is the de-centering of Pentecost and the empowerment of the people foreshadowed in the Old Testament? Can we say  A) that Pentecost in the undoing of Babel and B) that God’s desire has always been … Continue reading

Charismatics, Evangelicals, Singing & the unamed ‘You’

Charismatics, Evangelicals, Singing & the unamed ‘You’

by Bo Sanders Three interesting conversations have recently merged in my little corner of the interwebs: The Republican presidential primaries have brought to the limelight some very complex subjects like race, economics, and religion that are handled with stereotypical banter, generally at increased volume. Santorum is an uber-Catholic, Romney is Mormon, Newt wants the Evangelical … Continue reading

Violence in the Hunger Games

Violence in the Hunger Games

originally posted at Homebrewed Christianity Writing a paper on Globalization called for a serious study break and so I headed to the opening day of the Hunger Games. There are three things that you should know about my movie going experience: My theater is one block from UCLA and I appeared to be the oldest … Continue reading