Faith, or belief?

2 06 2008

An interesting notation from having taken a class in adult spiritual formation…

The Bible does not say–for by Grace you have been saved through belief, and that, not of yourselves, is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.

Have some of us got that backwards? Read the rest of this entry »

theological systems and ideologies

8 03 2008

I am no theologian.

But as I was thinking about the political ideologies needing salt and light, it occurred to me that there may be the same issues with theological “systems” Read the rest of this entry »

political ideologies are subject to salt and light

6 03 2008

I will admit to something…I have been all over the map politically…from flaming liberal Democrat to squeakily conservative Republican.   I was wrong on both ends.

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Coming to grips

26 02 2008

I suppose there comes a time in most people’s lives where they have the opportunity to re-examine who they are, what they believe, what’s worthwhile and, in the case of Christians,  what does it mean to be a follower of Christ?

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More Perspectives

12 02 2008

Hello, Sir.  How are you , Sir? 

I don’t get called “sir” very often.  I don’t take it lightly.  I know that’s what they have to call the staff all week, so I expect it.  Perhaps it makes it a bit unreal.   I would imagine they wouldn’t call me sir on the street.

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Spaces and Identity

7 02 2008

I have gotten it all wrong.

What I have thought of identity..of who I am, of who others are, has been proven wrong…

Salvation is much more than a rescue. Read the rest of this entry »

Other versus self

25 01 2008

An objective look at the world as it appears to be is frightening.  Not surprising, just frightening. 

It’s somebody against somebody wherever one looks.  American politics (take your pick of party),  African genocide,  Pakistani unrest, Shia and Sunni, Red versus blue, us versus radical Islamists, the race card and Obama, small town versus the city,  illegals versus citizens, anybody versus Hillary,  Palestinians and Israelis,  writers versus production companies, ….. Read the rest of this entry »