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blinders.

mjkimpan  —  August 8, 2012 — 18 Comments

most of the bible is a history told by people living in lands occupied by conquering superpowers. it is a book written from the underside of power. it’s an oppression narrative. the majority of the Bible was written by a minority people living under the rule and reign of massive, mighty empires, from the egyptian empire to the babylonian empire to the persian empire to the assyrian empire to the roman empire.

this can make the bible a very difficult book to understand if you are reading it as a citizen of the the most powerful empire the world has ever seen. without careful study and reflection, and humility, it may even be possible to miss central themes of the scriptures.
–rob bell

context and usage determine meaning.  is it possible that perhaps the way we approach the sacred scriptures needs to be reinterpreted?  if so, in what ways?  if not, why not?
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evangelism.

mjkimpan  —  July 6, 2012 — 20 Comments


the following post comes from scot mcknight, and can be found at his blog the jesus creed.

i asked scot if i could reproduce his post here, and he graciously said ‘yes.’

what do you think is the central, or even the most important, question in evangelism?

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right and/or good?

mjkimpan  —  May 8, 2012 — 13 Comments

the following post comes from scot mcknight, and can be found at his blog, the jesus creed.

i asked scot if i could share his post here, and he graciously said ‘yes.’

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