Is theology arrogance?

“Doing theology” often implies that we understand God better than the apostles or their disciples, and Jesus would really have benefited from a background in textual criticism. But has everything orthodox already been taught? Read the rest of this entry »

Better than rituals and memories is…

The early disciples had little ritual but a mighty realization. They went out not remembering Christ, but experiencing him.

–E. Stanley Jones, The Christ of Experience

Only love to God shall stand.

“Only love to God shall stand and prevail; not boasting, denouncing, or threatening.”

– Michael Sattler, Martyrs Mirror p. 416

God has been relocated

“Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears. In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God.”

— Erica Jong, from How To Save Your Own Life

Defending yourself against God

The farther from God that you realize yourself to be, the closer you really become. Redemption is not a strain for him, as if you were helping him out by giving him fewer things to redeem. Being one of God’s people is not a matter of finding natural virtues in yourself and displaying them instead of your natural weaknesses. Read the rest of this entry »

Better than rituals and memories is…

The early disciples had little ritual but a mighty realization. They went out not remembering Christ, but experiencing him.

–E. Stanley Jones, The Christ of Experience

Really small youth rallies

Michael Spencer has good ideas. In his article, Subcultural Spirituality or “I know he’s a Christian because I saw it on his bumper sticker.”, he warns against replacing personal disciplines with church campaigns.
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World of Farmcraft

Announcing the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Amish, Mennonites, and other historic peace churches:
World of Farmcraft