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Reading Notes - Exclusion and Embrace by Miroslav Volf

Where violence had taken root between people who share the same terrain but differ in ethnicity, race, language or religion (cf. Kaplan 1996, 7f)

The conflicts may go through cycles of resurgence and remission, depending mainly on international conditions; large-scale upheavals “create setting in which ethnic demands seem timely and realistic” (Horowitz 1985, 3ff) 5,088 more words


Review of "Allah: a Christian Response" by Miroslav Volf

Struggles between the Christians and Muslims have lasted for centuries. The struggles are both theological and political in nature. There have been efforts in reconciling Christians and Muslims, and even form governments over regions where both peoples coexist. 1,612 more words

Book Review

Easter Sunday (or,Ta-Nehisi Coates, Miroslav Volf & NT Wright have a conversation about bodies)

We are back again. This time it’s very early, and the sun is rising. And the kindly looking bishop takes the pulpit.

“Our scripture reading for today comes from the gospel according to John: “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 611 more words


Holy Saturday, the day of waiting (or, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Miroslav Volf & NT Wright have a conversation about bodies)

Christ is dead in the tomb. Everything is suspended.The congregation is silent, sitting and mourning the death of Prince, a black youth murdered by a police officer (or all of us), and the death of Christ, murdered by jealous rivals (or all of us). 781 more words


Good Friday: The Day God Dies (or Ta-Nahesi Coates, Miroslav Volf & N.T. Wright have a conversation about bodies)

We are all gathered in a small chapel for our normal good Friday service, the candles are lit, the incense is ready, but then Ta-Nahesi Coates stands up in the middle of the service, faces the congregation, and begins to speak: … 433 more words

Social Justice

Engaging Islam: One Episcopal parish's experience

Over the past months, I have fielded many questions from parishioners about Islam. Concerned about terrorism and religious violence, the persecution of Christians by ISIL, many wondered whether violence was intrinsic to the religion. 1,024 more words

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