My response to the current political millieu

Over the past year as I have tried to navigate through the supercharged political millieu my political stance has solidified as even more extreme 😃 cause that’s not toxic at all 😝 I now class myself as a Christian Anarchist. Those that I have talked with already about this are confused by the terminology (and…

If this is Worship

The opening notes shatter my reverie. If this is living If this is worship Then what do I do in finding Christ at the bottom The bottom of a stranger’s beer In the eyes of a stoner in the gutter Where is the rending of the heart for the broken world? Where are our open…

Musings on the Corinthian Correspondence

The Corinthian correspondence has become my meditation this year. I am admittedly somewhat fascinated by it. In what appears to be at least his second letter (that is 1 Corinthians, cf 5:9) to the church Paul is concerned to correct the spirit of division found there in the pervasive one-upmanship and elitism that has infiltrated…

A step towards Wigan Pier

Shall we do theology in the safety of our Armchairs, or in the coal mines of Wigan Pier? Last time I read a Theology that purported to be a Theology on Wigan Pier it was merely an Armchair Theology with bones thrown to the Pierites, a neatened, tidied up Wigan Pier with the smells of…

Contra-Dispensationalism

A stirring fire in my heart burns against the falsities of Dispensationalism which evangelically neuters the church in its witness to natural Israel, and makes her complacent in picking up the promises that her lover made to her. Some of my readers may not know what Dispensationalism is, so for their sake I will give…

Dying for the Justice of God

We live and we die waiting for the justice of God, Our hearts rent open, bleeding, We try pressing bloodstained bandages to the festering wounds of the world. This stark, desolate utopia once called the Kingdom of God Now naked having deposed her King Perhaps thinking that medicine supplied might work without him. Where are…

It is finished

That silent whisper in Incarnation, thundering into the loud roar of atonement. That the light shines in darkness, that darkness which will not overtake it. Those words on the broken dying man’s lips, It is finished.

Colossians 3:1-2 and Union With Christ

Since, therefore you have been raised with Christ, set your desires on things above, where Christ in glory is seated with God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on earth. I have started to really look into the topic of Union with Christ. It has been something on the periphery of my…

On Gender and the Church

God wants men and women fully alive, and fully themselves on His mission, and so we must rebuff on the one hand the patriarchal systems, including the so called “Biblical” complementarianism, but on the other hand we must also rebuff third wave feminism which does not empower women but casts them as the perpetual victim…

John 1:1-5, A Translation and commentary on another “Translation”

Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος. οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν θεόν. πάντα διʼ αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο, καὶ χωρὶς αὐτοῦ ἐγένετο οὐδὲ ἕν. ὃ γέγονεν ἐν αὐτῷ ζωὴ ἦν, καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἦν τὸ φῶς τῶν ἀνθρώπων καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει,…