Sharing our faith with our Muslim friends by building bridges

I was talking today with a couple that is hosting a Muslim friend in their home. They mentioned that they got a bit frustrated with their conversations with this Muslim friend. Even though they had been careful to point out the differences between the two faiths, the Muslim friend would always end the conversations by … Continue reading Sharing our faith with our Muslim friends by building bridges

Race in America: Reflecting on our Assumptions about Race

The time for racial reconciliation is always now. However, for many of us, our assumptions about race actually hinder racial reconciliation. Those of us who are white tend to have a Reaganesque view of race (and poverty). Well, I suggest that the time is now for us to reconsider some of our fundamental assumptions (our … Continue reading Race in America: Reflecting on our Assumptions about Race

Paul and the Elemental Spirits in Colossians and Galatians

In Colossians 2 Paul urges his readers to be set free from the elemental spirits of the world (ta stoicheia tou kosmou; Col 2:8,20). 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. … Continue reading Paul and the Elemental Spirits in Colossians and Galatians