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Broken Girl Cured by Love: On Tropes and the Lies They Tell

Author’s Note: For the past few days I’ve been in Tennessee at a workshop hosted by Madcap Retreats about writing cross culturally. It was an incredible, eye-opening experience, and I’m only sharing a snippet of what I learned there, so I highly recommend you participate in one of their workshops if you ever get the chance to.  1,174 more words

An Anti-Totalizing Metanarrative?

“The biblical narrative thus addresses our postmodern situation with both compassion and power. But does this metanarrative escape the postmodern charge of totalization and violence? On our analysis, it does far more than that. 217 more words

Story Time

“What time is it?” It’s the question we have all asked but have we ever paused to consider what we mean by it? Of course we know what we mean by it, don’t we? 3,985 more words

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History and the Mission of God

Around the turn of the New Year Lesslie Newbigin’s name came up a lot on this blog and even more so in my reflections. The first time I heard of him came from a staple name on this site, N.T. 3,384 more words


SAMUEL WELLS on the logic at the heart of the universe

In his chapter ‘Refashioning the Clay’ Samuel Wells acknowledges the huge contribution the Big Bang and evolutionary theory have made to science, but cautions against turning them into theology, for “you get a single word answer: … 99 more words


Building Bridges to the Current Culture

Have you noticed the shift in our society?  We have gone from a society grounded in a Judeo-Christian worldwide to a diverse, generally post-Christian culture.  There were many contributing factors in this shift—the Vietnam War, the 1960’s counter-culture, and the sexual revolution among them.  1,404 more words

Trogo: Something To Chew On

The Challenge of Interpretation

Towards the tail end of the year I had a series of highly stimulating conversations with a friend of mine. They covered a lot of ground but it all revolved around the question of whether Jesus is the prophesied messiah of the scriptures. 2,482 more words

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