Is Scripture ‘finished’ being written? Christians believe it is. How so? Catholics and Protestants don’t agree on which books are to be included, and various leaders in church history have thought it best to leave certain books out, such as Revelation or James. One way to begin discussing the question is to think about the… Continue reading on the Canon of Scripture
Epistemology is the most foundational of topics in philosophy. How trustworthy is human knowledge? Or worded another way: How much ‘faith’ (Greek ‘pistis’ for ‘trust’) can we put in what we think we know? At one end of the spectrum, you have narrow, ‘verificationist’ epistemologies (such as: logical positivism & naive realism) that only trust knowledge… Continue reading a trinity of ‘knowledge-lights’…
I picked up a copy of Gustavo Gutierrez‘s ‘A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics and Salvation‘ for a) my growing interest in the biblical theme of ‘Freedom’/’Liberation’, and b) the ‘Themes in a Missional Spirituality’ block-course I’ll be taking this semester at Carey Baptist College – with guest lecturer – and author and theologian –… Continue reading activist theologian
…of “all of [them] on the Facebook Team” to wish me a happy (30th) birthday (on the ’30th’ of January).
A new-ish series of vids with Bishop N.T. Wright speaking to various issues related to Christian belief. Tom really works hard here to offer very well-compressed and summarised statements on some very intricate and rich concepts. Enjoy.
Diane and I enjoyed (again) ‘Sophie Scholl: The Final Days’ the other night. She was a courageous woman. Very inspiring. I also particularly appreciated her prayers. I don’t know as of yet if they are hers exactly or reconstructions of the writers, but here they are as in the film:
Obamas turn has come to rule the American empire. Will it continue to be a mass-consuming empire of greed? Only time will tell. Here is a thoughtful, timely and read-worthy critique by Brian Walsh entitled: Barack Obama: A Post-Imperial Presidency? And yes, the same question could’ve/should’ve been asked had McCain won the election…
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Monday nights, 1, 8, 15, 22 September 2008 7:00 – 9:30pm, Laidlaw College – Auckland Campus, 80 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Waitakere Heaven and Earth: Where are we going? Does it matter? We are excited by the opportunity we have to introduce you to some of the new faces at College. This group includes Dr… Continue reading wineskins at laidlaw
Anthropocentric Ethics – In Ancient & Modern Perspective The author/composer/poet/community which produced the text we know of as Genesis 1 observed many things. Just one of these is the uniqueness of humans in relation to our environment. Day and night, earth and sky, sea and land, vegetation, and fruits, creatures great and tiny, both in… Continue reading anthropocentric ethics