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15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things… Continue reading together

god’s theology

Theology is literally a ‘word’ (logos) about ‘God’ (Theos). Some scattered bits of experience, mine and others, over the last few weeks have reminded me that various positions, discussions, debates and statements that would be labelled ‘theological’ can be unhelpful. Yes, truth will divide at times, and so it should, but too often theological battles… Continue reading god’s theology

corporate worship for the catholic corpus

Another way of talking about corporate worship is to say that it is worship that is enacted by the whole body – the catholic (universal) corpus (body). In an ultimate, truly catholic corporate worship is not possible until the Age to Come, when every tongue, tribe and nation expresses it.  But Jesus’ prayer in John… Continue reading corporate worship for the catholic corpus

an end of the pax americana?

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…

a perfect church

I think my church just may be perfect… Seriously! Well, of course, not ‘perfect’ in the sense that many mean! Two things, quickly… First, the pastors and deacons (who make up the church ‘council’) recently went on a prayer retreat together. We had times of discussion, corporate prayer, private prayer, walking, talking and singing during… Continue reading a perfect church