So I confess I’m not quite sure how this “Jerusalem to Antioch” thing is supposed to ‘work.’ I get the intent of this construction of history: that there were ‘establishment’ people in Jerusalem, and that Antioch was ‘missional,’ and that they had to figure out a way to talk with one another with mutual respect for the sake of the gospel. (At least I think that’s in the neighborhood of what Wes was driving at.)
But here are a couple issues I have with this construal.
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I think it’s every day now that I read or listen to some report or comment on the high cost of gasoline: what drives it, how we got to this point, how individuals and corporations and governments are struggling with it. A question I’ve not heard addressed is how gasoline above $4.20 a gallon will impact congregations.
Continue reading “The Suburban Church in an Age of Fuel Scarcity”
In his slim, but significant volume, Self-Talk, the French anthropologist John Lembo, wrote: “Every waking moment we talk to ourselves about the things we experience. Our self-talk, the thoughts we communicate to ourselves, in turn control the way we feel and act.”
Despite quite clear instructions of R-16, passed by last year’s General Synod, calling for a dialogue involving all RCA assemblies, the upcoming General Synod is about to engage in an exercise of self-talk.
Continue reading “GS 2008 – Talking to Oneself”
Once upon a time there was a church leader who thought that the Christian cause was much better served without the baggage of the Hebrew tradition. Continue reading “Marcionite Missionality”