Africa’s impact on Christianity

History has a way of reflecting the interests and assumptions of those who write it.  All the great things we love and cherish had to originate somewhere, and coincidentally we trace their origins to our own ancestors.  To combat the narrative in the West that Christianity was founded primarily around Rome by white Greeks, Oden […]

Jeremy Taylor Against Roman Catholicism

The Church of England throughout history has produced thinkers and practices that have impacted the global church.  As Anglicanism began to emerge and take shape during and after the Reformation, Jeremy Taylor was an important leader who helped form and justify Anglican theology and practice.  Taylor used his skills and influence to take aim at […]

Leviticus 20:9-21

The first thing to do in interpreting the passage at hand, Leviticus 20:9-21, would be to put it in its historical context.  There are a variety of perspectives when considering authorship.  Traditional views credit Moses as its author,[1] dating the content to the latter half of the second millennium BC.[2]  On the other end, others […]

God of just the “oppressed”?

This paper will begin with a summary of God of the Oppressed, followed by two theological positions I want to analyze deeper, my critiques of those positions, and ending with a summary of what I hope will be the main takeaways. This paper acknowledges Cone’s insights on how context influences our theology and how God’s […]

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 […]