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Women

here is something i heard in dream and this is an attempt to remember it as best i can: there is something happening amoungst women right now that i don’t remember seeing, they are beggining to get their voices back, voices that have been cruicified silent for many years and it has not been healthy.  […]


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Pneumatology

p n e u · m a · t o l · o · g y    n . T h e   d o c t r i n e   o r   s t u d y   o f   s p i r i t u a l   b e i n g s   a n […]


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Atonement… aTonement

Introduction For many in the emerging church, we have waged the battle against hate, speaking out against Christians hating homosexuals, Christians hating abortionists, Christians hating drug offenders, Christians hating violence, Christians hating pacifism etc… But now there is a new kind of hate being unleashed that is equally concerning.  The hate of the mainstream evangelical […]


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Intro

The models of organization and structure at these meetings lend themselves to flexibility. As a result attendees are often expecting to co-participate with God in shaping the event. Although the Spirit seems to give specific leading to people as the Spirit chooses, many attending these gatherings are not intimidated to speak out, dialogue, or give […]



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New Metaphor’s

The Metaphors of the Church are no Longer Relevant       Over the last 25 years some circles of the Church have reduced their understanding of the atonement to an exclusive commitment to the penal substitution theory.  It is idealistic to even attempt to think about atonement through a monocular lens, however in this single lump […]



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Abstract for Research

Abstract       The theology of academia lacks appropriate metaphors and abstracts to demonstrate, embody, and announce the kingdom of God. A solution is the creation of new metaphors and abstracts to add insight and definition. The purpose of this project, then, is to interpret and create some new metaphors for theological themes commonly used in […]


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Demonstrations for the People of God

Demonstrations for the people of God       The experiences of Moses, Jesus, Paul and many other biblical heroes were not only exceptional within their own context, but were also historically significant.  However, what is often unmentioned is that for Christians (and not only for the Christians mentioned in the Bible) these pneumatological experiences should be […]



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Emerging Church

The Emerging Church       The voice of the emerging church is largely one calling out to itself; it has moved radically outside of mainstream culture. Some within the Church who are listening have heard the cry of reformation, but largely that sphere of worldly influence has dwindled through the disintegration of Christendom. That voice has […]


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Engagement

Engagement       Sculpture is one way to help people move from a theoretical praxis to a physical embodiment. Within this project individuals will be potentially interacting, dialoging, and engaging in a piece of art, and thus witnessing additional aspects of theology with which they tangibly can engage. They will be provided a living story and […]


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Practioner’s

Practitioners       How can leaders move from being ideological practitioners in talking shop if they have never been taught to hear God’s voice? I am not proposing gaining intellectual understanding of biblical texts and dogmatic teachings; literally and specifically, I mean hearing God’s voice. There is much literature regarding inner journeys, retrospection, and the inner […]


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Normalacy, What is the norm?

Normalacy The experiences of Moses, Jesus, Paul and many other biblical heroes and heroines were not only exceptional within their own context, “The saga continues up to  our own day in the lives of those recognized as leaders in the spiritual life.  When, coming through the ages, we consider St. Augustine, Theresa of Avila, St. […]


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Speaking in Tongues

Speaking or Praying in tongues gift of tongues n. The ability or phenomenon to utter words or sounds of a language unknown to the speaker, especially as an expression of religious ecstasy. Also called glossolalia, speaking in tongues. [From the Apostles' speaking in tongues in Acts 2:4.].[22 It seems like the most appropriate way to […]


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Missional

I’m not certain I agree with what I wrote… Just sort of going with the moment… and thinking outloud A family loved their rich neighbors. Although they hadn’t mastered being great neighbors, they were trying to get a lot of practice. Functionally the only thing the neighbors needed was a better understanding of Gods love […]


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eVangelism

Evangelism The outcome for me personally is namely that I am in a great time of confusion.  I am questioning how to live out the gospel in a narrative as well as practical ways.  I have heard a lot of talk shop dialogue,[43] but it seems that short of traditional or mainstream programs such as […]


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Demonstrating Jesus

What would it look like to show people about Jesus? It is my sincere hope that we in the church can learn to be co-laborers with Jesus training the people of god without drawing distinction between clergy and laity; and trying to become the sorts of individuals that demonstrate embody and announce the kingdom of […]


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Contemporary Ethics

Reflections of contemporary ethics We appear to have entered the age of ethics… People throughout our society have grown acutely aware of the ethical dimensions of contemporary life and consequently have become increasingly willing to speak the language or ethics.  Hence Christian moralists are not the only one today who would find questionable the attitudes […]


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Kontract Kill’s Kommunity

Kontract Kills Kommunity The very separation of church and state that our forefathers protected us from, doesn’t seem to be let go of by the mainstream church.  By some opponents the conservative right has been lumped into the mainstream church because of  its proof text justification.  Which is manifesting destiny and triumphalism.  This is a […]


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Covenant Create’s Community

Covenant Creates Community From a personal and cross-cultural perspective the relevance or framework of covenant and the potential for it to be acted out in relationship needs to embraced.  Think  “Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn”.  The relationship those two boys demonstrated through the writings of Mark Twain, coupled with the marketing of Disney, made the […]


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