I am astounded at how little we (the church) hear of God's long-term plans, and of esteem (appropriately understood) of our identity. We should be in a community where such conversation and esteem of one another is common place. I think people - and in particular, people outside the church, may well fear the implications. But, … Continue reading A community to believe in.
Throwing a party to celebrate "the way things are" in the United States (and in the world...), is important to do; but also painful. I am David, and I am organising for a worship tour in the East Coast in July 2017.* There is good reason to celebrate in the United States. There is a God, He … Continue reading Celebrating in the United States
I am in Holland, now. I am not quite sure what I am doing here, really. I do not want to be an Israelite on the road complaining about what I once had in Egypt, but this is quite stale, at the moment. I do not know the language, I do not know people, I do … Continue reading Holland
What is reasoned endeavor, or endeavor with reason? As though, there is a purpose, to reason. An inspiration met with reason and dedication. Who is Stanley Hauerwas? In Stanley's autobiography, I respected his theological endeavor. Soon into his academic career, he approached theology with a strong and clear motivation - as of a bricklayer, building … Continue reading Endeavor and friendship. On Stanley Hauerwas’ memoir.
Sometimes, a ramble is worth listening to. Or reading. There are people out there, who are wondering, "what's next?" There are people, who want to know what to do. There are people who feel so disoriented by the state of the world, that they do not know what to set their mind to: there is … Continue reading The appearance of things
We are 2,000 years in, to God's long-term plan. In the world, the church is vibrant...
"The church" has many millions of members in: The European Union, The United States, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Philippines, Nigeria, The Democratic Republic of Congo, China, and Ethiopia. And, there are many thousands of members in: Bermuda, Cambodia, Dominica, The Faroe Islands, Greenland, The Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, San Marino, Seychelles, Tonga, and Turkey. ... * … Continue reading The church has members in many nations.