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Christianity View of Theology

on December 2, 2018

Christianity View of Theology in Relationship with Spirituality. All through this term and the selection of books Jason chose for the class are amazing and making one think a reflection on what is being brought out. From where I am coming from, and the cultural perspectives and believes of what theology is vis-à-vis the spirituality…

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Revelation 6:1-8

on November 30, 2018

I was more excited to read this book than any other book on our reading list. But I became a little frightened though when I took a step back for self-reflection. I got even more scared when I realized how inundated I was in these companies. Take for example how I came about physically acquiring…

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The God Whisperer

on November 30, 2018

I was sitting with one of my beautiful Hospice patients last week, providing the gift of ‘presence’ to a lonely Alzheimer’s patient, when she looked at me and said with unusual clarity, “You are a God-Whisperer!”  I was so taken aback, as this is a lady who generally only speaks in ‘word-scramble’ and is usually…

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Doing Theology with vulnerable children

on November 30, 2018

My world revolves around working with children from vulnerable communities and it always amazes me the possibilities these children open up for their families and their local communities. One of the greatest concerns for every family is the welfare of their children. They work hard to feed, clothe, educate, and facilitate for their children to…

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The Great Theologian, Charlie Brown

on November 30, 2018

Over twenty years have passed since the publishing of Who Needs Theology?: An Invitation to the Study of God, and this book has an even more poignant message for today’s culture. Grenz and Olson wrote out of concern regarding the ambivalence and even, animosity toward theology not only in society, but also in the church.…

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Folk Theology in a Media Saturated World

on November 30, 2018

“He may not come when you want him, but He’s always right on time”, the preacher shouted while the congregation applauded.  This saying is popular in many Black churches and provides comfort to those suffering, knowing that God will eventually come through with answers to prayer.  Although this saying is not specified in the Bible,…

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Atheists, Baking, and Questions

on November 30, 2018

I first read Who Needs Theology in 2002 when I was 24. It was the first book of my first semester at Fuller and I think the only book I read cover to cover. I can remember reading the book with absolute delight, highlighting passage after passage. I let several friends borrow my copy because I…

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Encounter – Formation – Expression

on November 29, 2018

I’m a community mobilizer. It’s not just what I do but it’s who I am. I desire to mobilize people to engage local, national, and international communities. And when they engage them, I want to do so in the name of Jesus. I get the chance this in a college setting, and have been for…

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Who will care for our souls? Not The Four.

on November 29, 2018

One of the newest texts on global consumerism will hit readers like a punch in the gut. Why? Because the author speaks of a reality much of the world lives in but does not check or often question. This reality is that of the inundation of the largest tech companies in the world into everyday…

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Proverbs 28: The Exact OPPOSITE of the Big Four

on November 29, 2018

This was a FASCINATING read–The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google [1] by NYU’s Professor Scott Galloway–but what was his main point? Was it, “How not to change the world” or “We sold ourselves to the devil”? Perhaps it was to sound an alarm of pending doom, or maybe it was strategically…

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Benighted view of corporate influence

on November 29, 2018

When I first arrived in China I walked into a department store. We were setting up our home and needed a few items. I had already had moments of culture shock learning some of the ways that we needed to shop. We were in the capital city and I expected stores to have everything. So…

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Trialogue-ing

on November 29, 2018

In Who Needs Theology the authors make a strong case that everyone is already a theologian. The issue is not whether we are theologians but rather whether we are good theologians or poor ones. I think they are right. Grenz and Olson offer a reliable model to constructing contextual theology with the use of the…

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Growing as a Theologian

on November 29, 2018

Our source for this week reminded me of my theological travels. Like many of my seminary texts, oh how I wish I had been exposed to these helpful concepts sooner in my faith and pastoral journey. This source provides very helpful language and constructs for theological formation. While I appreciate my Pentecostal denominational roots, my…

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Who is god?

on November 29, 2018

Matthew 6:24 (NKJV) “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other; you cannot serve God and mammon.” Perhaps this is not the most accurate verse to describe Scott Galloway’s book “The Four,” but…

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Small but sustainable

on November 29, 2018

Scott Galloway’s book, The Four, is a dystopian vision of our world run by the Four Horsemen of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. They read our mail, they track our steps, they know in advance what we will purchase, they listen in on our conversations. They know our political convictions, they lurk among our network…

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People Look For Answers Where They Wont Be Judged…

on November 29, 2018

What does The Four have to do with ministry? Well, if as a pastor, you live and work with people whose lives are affected by these companies, then a whole lot. Scott Galloway outlines just how much influence, these four have not only in our lives but in the world economy as well. As I was…

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Open The Door!

on November 29, 2018

Scott Galloway is bold, and probably a bit brazen, in his attitude towards The Four – Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple Tech companies.  Galloway’s edgy demeanor stems from his twenty plus years of experience with, and study of, these companies.  Galloway is quick to admit he has personally profited from his investment in Amazon and…

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Tea and Theology

on November 29, 2018

I’ve been a long time fan of the work of theologians. I ‘met’ my first theologian as a young girl reading The Magician’s Nephew. While C.S. Lewis’s children’s books might not necessarily classified as theology, I fell in love with the author. As such, I enthusiastically tackled Mere Christianity for the first time in high…

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A shared toolbelt

on November 29, 2018

Grenz and Olsen’s Who Needs Theology? presents the idea that all believers are theologians.[1] Each interacts with theology at different levels: folk, lay, ministerial, professional and academic. Of course, the layman does not engage theology in the same way the academic theologian does, but they should engage nonetheless. I appreciated the authors’ point that theology…

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Does Theology Play A Role In Leadership?

on November 29, 2018

The book, Who Needs Theology? An Invitation to the Study of God, [1] deals with a subject that can be quite cumbersome but does so practically and proficiently. Both Grenz and Olson are professional academics but wrote this book in a way that invites the causally Christian to learn at a deeper level while also…

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