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Entries from November 2003

creating a people

November 24th, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

Sin is that which leads us away from communion with God. It is the disorder that lurks at the edge of God’s divinely created order. The challenge of chaos always exists at the edge of God’s order. God created out of nothing and the nothingness desires to consume God’s creation. In the beginning God created […]

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Tags: theology

postmodern challenges

November 21st, 2003 by Jason · No Comments

I won a book, The Emerging Church , while at the L.A. Urban Youth Workers Conference (which was great). The book is about the intersection of postmodernism and the church. It piqued my curiosity, since postmodernism is a continued hot topic in my theology classes, but I am still looking to see how it will […]

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wheaton going liberal?

November 20th, 2003 by Jason · Comments Off on wheaton going liberal?

It was a momentous event for Westmont (the college I went to), and it seems to be an even bigger event for Wheaton. They’ve taken dancing off the list of banned activities, and are having their first all-school dance! I’m encouraged by this willingness on the part of Christian colleges to adapt their policies as […]

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Tags: life

augustine on community

November 17th, 2003 by isaac · 5 Comments

Christians today are struggling to live according to the kingdom of God. We have not been able to sustain faithfulness in the midst of the seductive powers of idolatry (nationalism, consumerism, promiscuity, etc.). How may the Christian free herself from the powers and live as Christ desires?

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bush in NC

November 9th, 2003 by isaac · No Comments

President Bush gave us a visit here in North Carolina a few days ago. The state is going through some pretty hard economic times . I guess Bush wanted to offer some hope to the multitude of Carolinians who are losing jobs all over the place. Instead of offering some tangible hope he offered nothing […]

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Tags: kingdom naturalists

school of prayer: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Finkenwalde, and the Psalms

November 3rd, 2003 by isaac · 9 Comments

Bonhoeffer is helping me figure out some spiritual practices for us at the Rutba house . I figure his work would be a great place to learn how to do this intentional Christian community thing since he put it into practice at his seminary community. I read his book called Prayerbook of the Bible: An […]

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Tags: theology