Church of England and Methodism

Ecumenism has been on the rise in Christianity over the last century.  This recent push towards ecumenism was largely initiated by the Church of England.   During the first half of the C20th, as the world was ravaged by two global wars, many started to grow a deeper sense of our common humanity.  Within an environment that was focusing […]

African Independent Churches and Apartheid

Introduction                 Africa has spent ages wrestling with and contextualizing scripture.  It has been aware of the liberating spirit of the Holy Spirit for centuries.  This spirit was in dire need in South Africa during apartheid.  There was a vast amount of resistance to apartheid that came from various Christian communities.  Two questions I will […]

Hindu God, Christian God

In a world with a diversity of opinions and beliefs, it’s necessary for Christians to find a way to have genuine dialogue with religious persons of other faiths.  In Hindu God, Christian God, Clooney gives us some ground to stand on to begin conversing with those in the Hindu faith.  He also aims to show […]

Love that Demands Change

When I think about the prompt, “change and changes”, I immediately think about the current condition of our world and all the ills that need to be cured.  As I ponder the multitude of tragedies, misfortunes, stubbornness, heartbreaks, injustices, oppression, hatred, abuse, exploitation, inhumane acts, discrimination, and the list goes on; I can’t help but […]

Of Two Minds on Dualism

The mind-body problem has been a topic of debate from the inception of philosophy itself, and has recently became a hot topic in Christian circles.  Throughout the course of history, neither monists nor dualists have been able to conclusively demonstrate the falsity of its opponent and the veridical nature of itself.  This has not stopped […]

God is Hesed

Exodus is a foundational book to understanding God’s character.  It contains might acts and words from God that proclaim God’s character.  Central to this revelation of God’s character is Exodus 34:1-9.  This passage has a paradoxical nature and requires many levels of analysis to properly understand what is being revealed.  First, we will look at […]