An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land

I’ve realised the only to read some books is in the third person!  Here’s Richard Beck on Stringfellow’s evaluation of American culture. 

“We have become ‘stupefied as human beings, individually and as a class of persons.’ We have lost our ‘moral sanity’ which ‘results in a strange and terrible quitting as human beings.’”


A Charlie Brown Christmas

In A Charlie Brown Christmas Charlie Brown is struggling to find out why Christmas is so depressing. He seeks advice from this local psychiatrist, Lucy, who gets him to direct the school Christmas play.

Well, this doesn’t go very well. Eventually, Charlie Brown is rejected as director and asked instead to go buy […]

What’s a new creation?

I follow Dave Winscott’s prolific blog, holy heteroclite. Dave is a “pastor/goatherder of a missional church plant called third day fresno”. Recently he wrote on the theme "if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature" KJV  (:

  From the black lagoon?

It’s all based on misleading translation of the […]

Divinely Mad

Alice: But I don’t want to go among mad people.

The Cat: Oh, you can’t help that. We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad. Alice: How do you know I’m mad? The Cat: You must be. Or you wouldn’t have come here. Alice: And how do you know that you’re mad? The […]

God’s future is among ordinary people!

I have written elsewhere about my basic conviction that the Spirit of God dwells among  the ordinary people of God.   I have described how, by extension, God’s future is among these people, not with boards and leaders with vision and mission statements.

The imagination for what a local community  of Christians might be […]

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