Resisting the “normative gaze” Part II

Alright. Some great comments from my last post on this topic. Which has led to some interesting discussion in other places. The lead off question: Will the emerging church be able to resist the historic “normative gaze” of a particular Christian culture that assumes the normativity of European culture and theology? Notice. I haven’t said…

This Weekend!

This is going to be a good weekend…I hope. Me and Steve Knight will be making a trek up to D.C. to join in the festivities of the “Worship in the Spirit of Justice” event that will be taking place in the Capitol. We plan on meeting up with some of the people that I’ve…

Resisting the “normative gaze” part 1

Ephesians 6: 10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and…

Important Developments for Emergent US

This is from the Emergent US website: Emergent’s growing influence has been surprising of late, even to those of us who have been hanging around this conversation for years. The requests for co-sponsored events, publishing partnerships, new networks, media requests and even the flood of emails from the website have been overwhelming to a volunteer…

What is your theological worldview?

I have joined the crowd. You scored as Neo orthodox. You are neo-orthodox. You reject the human-centredness and scepticism of liberal theology, but neither do you go to the other extreme and make the Bible the central issue for faith. You believe that Christ is God’s most important revelation to humanity, and the Trinity is…

Sweet Home Alabama

Heading to Alabama this afternoon for the weekend. The kids will be spending a couple of weeks with their grandparents in the Magic City. This will be an interesting time. I have never had “all” 50 of my chillens away from me for so long. Especially my baby girl, Deborah. Me and the wife will…

Random thoughts on black Christianity

There has been some great discussion on race and Emergent (actually American Christianity at large). This has been on my mind for the past couple of weeks. I am glad to be able to throw out some of my thoughts about the issue of race and American Christianity. But I want to throw out some…

Race and Emergent Part II

I have never had this many comments before. I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the discussion. Many of the thoughts presented here have given me cause for further reflection on this very important issue. One of the fruits of this discussion, for me, was signing up with the Embracing Church site. It…

The Soul of Rod Garvin

Finally! This Negro got a blog hooked up. My Common Christian Party co-founder, fellow Negroblogian, my sometime baby-sitter, my brutha, my friend, Rod Garvin, has started his blog, The Soul of Rod Garvin: Revelations of an Imperfect Christian. This brutha will definitely be bringing soul to this conversation. In his first piece he improvs poetically…