government of the people

Theologically speaking, this side of the return of Christ, I know of no better governmental system than democracy. But it’s worth remembering the weaknesses of any political system. Democracy is only as good as its’ demos/people. The maturity of the majority will always shape the political fruits of any democracy.

imaginary dialogue on colonisation & other related issues

Q: What the heck is going on with all the talk about colonisation and racism and white privilege and CRT, etc.? A: Well, thankfully, people are feeling more and more impowered to speak out and call out various forms of oppression and harm. It may be unsettling, but it’s a good thing. But wasn’t colonisation… Continue reading imaginary dialogue on colonisation & other related issues

self-critique

A few one-liners: God’s people are to judge themselves before they judge the world. Individual believers are to judge themselves before they judge other believers. One can believe in self-critique and still be a social justice advocate. Indeed, the causes of social justice may actually bear more fruit when advanced by individuals and communities that… Continue reading self-critique

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watching myself do

Sin, by nature, is deceitful. Whether small and momentary or large and engrained, our sin will seek to avoid being seen for what it really is. One way this happens is by externalising. Instead of owning the action, we shift the blame onto that person, that circumstance, that situation… Eventually there comes a point of… Continue reading watching myself do

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liberty and power

In this post, I’m testing out a possible parallel between global society and personal living. In terms of global history, the control of communism was defeated by the freedom of capitalism. What we might call ‘social democracy’ (to the extent that it is truly a) socially concerned and b) genuinely representative of the entire demos/people)… Continue reading liberty and power

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resentment & sin

I love my catch ups with my Alcoholic friend. I continue to learn more about Twelve step spirituality and admire it more deeply. A recent gem that’s been sticking with me is the relationship between resentment and sin. In 12-step fellowships it may not be ‘sin’ that they call it, but I am appropriating it… Continue reading resentment & sin

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12 spiritual steps – structural overview

Years ago, I was introduced to the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous by a good friend and sober Alcoholic. Having my interest piqued during our frequent conversations, I’ve continued to interact with them, and have become convinced of their value and wisdom for human flourishing in general and Christian discipleship in particular. In this post,… Continue reading 12 spiritual steps – structural overview

final revelation

Do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.… Continue reading final revelation

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