As the New Year of 2009 rapidly approaches, Jacque Ellul (Hope in Time of Abandonment) challenges me - once again - to wait and walk in hope content to live in the incognito!
I’m the Only One
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I have just completed the reading of a small booklet by Ted Byfield, General Editor of The Christian History Project http://www.thechristians.ca/home.html. Byfield sees our culture facing a crisis. His extensive essay is a critique of the philosophy of John Dewey and its application by “educators” to our culture. He pleads for a return to the study of history to gain lost perspective. This posting is my reflection.
The Theology News & Notes of Fuller Seminary (Fall Editon) deals with the subject of Emerging Churches within Denominational Structures. The topic is introduced by Eddie Gibbs. One major area of 'church' missed is that of rural ministry. This entry is to attempt to bring this oversight - to bring the rural voice - into the conversation.
The question: How to bring the concept of Christian mercy into the hard realities of the governance of our society as Christendom experiences meltdown?