“Virtual Discipleship?”

You’ve got to be kidding me. Those of you with links to the now-immolated Paramount Terrace Christian Church (PTCC) will recognize one of the megachurches to which this article refers.  Must be pretty heady stuff to make the FoxNews home page.  Here’s a quote from a staff member at that church: “We live in aContinue reading ““Virtual Discipleship?””

A Little Assignment in Imaginative Exposition

I needed a safe place to jot down these questions, which occurred to me over lunch.  Ignore them. ***** In Technopoly, Neil Postman posits a “connection between the invention of eyeglasses in the thirteenth century and experiments in gene-splicing in the twentieth:  …in both cases we reject the proposition that anatomy is destiny, and throughContinue reading “A Little Assignment in Imaginative Exposition”

Dimensions of the Prophetic Mandate

A few months ago, I spent a little time here considering Brueggemann’s definition of prophecy, which is to “nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us.”   I found it interesting today, upon finishing Technopoly, that Postman actually concludes with a related thoughtContinue reading “Dimensions of the Prophetic Mandate”

A Prophet from Outside the Church

Occasionally the people of God – qb includes himself in this indictment – get too wrapped up in ourselves and our freely conferred identity as God’s children and Jesus’ friends.  We begin to think that how we are currently doing things and how we are currently looking at things need no justification.  Our points ofContinue reading “A Prophet from Outside the Church”