The Politics of Jesus

I am going to spend this post studying John Howard Yoder and particularly his book The Politics of Jesus written in 1972. Here is what Wikipedia says about him. John Howard Yoder (December 29, 1927 ‚Äď December 30, 1997) was a Christian theologian, ethicist, and Biblical scholar best known for his radical Christian pacifism, his mentoring of future theologians such as Stanley Hauerwas, his loyalty … Continue reading The Politics of Jesus

Why???

I know I promised a book review for this post but something else has been on my mind lately so the book review post will come on Friday. Is it OK to question things about your faith, your religion,¬†your theology,¬†or must you take everything at face value with the so called “leap of faith”?¬† To me, that is a very¬†important question. I seem to be … Continue reading Why???

The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father in heaven)

¬†Let me get to work on my interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer. (see my previous post for more understanding if you missed it). Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Sometimes we forget just who God is. He is not a buddy across the backyard fence who we chat with from time to time. His knowledge and wisdom are beyond our comprehension. After all … Continue reading The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father in heaven)

The Overall Theme of the Lord’s Prayer – My Interpretation

¬† Matt 6:9-15 To me the Lord’s prayer is not as mysterious as some would like me to believe. I take the Lord’s prayer to be a call to action for Christians and not just a general statement by God. I don’t believe God wants any “couch potato Christians” but instead wants us to actively practice our faith. The individual petitions in the Lord’s prayer … Continue reading The Overall Theme of the Lord’s Prayer – My Interpretation