• The Knowledge of God and Human Knowledge

    Human knowledge has multiplied exponentially in the past 150 years to where the sheer volume of such knowledge is overwhelming and any single person is daunted to know even a small portion of that knowledge well. The measure of that knowledge is rationality, or the ability of humans to say, “That make sense.”  One piece […]

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  • The Commodification of Life and the Spread of the Gospel

    Because the church exists within a societal and cultural matrix it both influences and is also subject to the influence of those societies and cultures. This is quite clear to Western Christians when they visit nations in Africa, Asia or South America in that they immediately find the church is somewhat different than they are […]

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  • Christ, Culture and reaching the world for Jesus

    J.N.K. Mugambi: “I am wrestling with a contradiction: The gospel proclaims good news in specific cultural and historical terms (Lk 6:16-20). Yet missionary Christianity has reached Africa as terribly bad news in which people have been taught in church to despise their culture, their ancestry, their history and their knowledge. How can Jesus the son […]

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  • An Extended Reflection on Biblical Truth

    Both in the Epistle to the Galatians and that to the Romans Paul discusses Abraham who was declared to be righteous by God because he believed. In Galatians Paul is on the way toward the point that the gentiles also inherit the blessing of Abraham through faith. In Romans 4 he is focused upon the […]

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  • What is Conversion to Christ?

    Andrew Walls from his St. Colm’s lecture (1989)- “Conversion is not about adopting someone else’s pattern of life and thought, however ancient and however excellent, that is not conversion but proselytization … conversion involves the turning towards Christ of everything that is there already, so that Christ comes into places, thoughts, relationships and world-views in […]

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