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[Cfamily]A Political Theology of ‘Power to the People’
« Reply #1312 on: June 27, 2019, 01:00:09 AM »

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A Political Theology of ‘Power to the People’

Democracy is a useful way to organize our politics. Should it organize other areas of life as well?


It’s no secret that the last number of years have been rather dispiriting, socially and politically, for Christians of almost all stripes in the United States. For social conservatives, the constitutional affirmation of gay marriage and the attendant shift in Americans’ views on sex and sexuality more generally showed just how much their political strategies of the last 40 years have failed, leading some of them to throw their lot in with someone of rather questionable personal and political pedigree, Donald Trump. For progressives, Trump’s election in 2016 heralded a potential reversal in what they had hoped for on all manner of issues of “social justice.” For all believers, the seeming secularization, especially of younger Americans, heralds a future within which Christians will again need to think deeply about the nature and purpose of politics and their relation to the American democratic order.


For several decades now, one of the more interesting voices trying to help Christians (in the US and elsewhere) think about these sorts of issues has been the British scholar Luke Bretherton, now a professor of theological ethics at Duke Divinity School. Bretherton has written extensively about the interrelationship of Christianity and democracy with an eye toward encouraging Christians to embrace democracy as a comprehensive social ethos, not just as a pretty decent means of organizing politics. His latest book, Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy, pulls together a number of previously published articles and threads them together with some new writing in an attempt to help us map out how living in the midst of our pluralist, conflict-ridden, and often frustrating ...

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[Cfamily]Should Evangelism Be the Highest Priority of Christians at Work?
« Reply #1313 on: June 28, 2019, 01:00:23 AM »
Should Evangelism Be the Highest Priority of Christians at Work?

Experts weigh in at the Lausanne Movement’s Global Workplace Forum.


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This week, the Lausanne Movement has gathered more than 700 Christian leaders from 109 nations in Manila for its Global Workplace Forum. Among the many topics under discussion is where evangelism should rank among the priorities of Christians at their workplaces.


Is workplace ministry primarily about evangelism? Answers arranged from “yes” to “no”:



Gea Gort, missiologist and author of BAM Global Movement (The Netherlands):

Yes, it is! Because each Christian, having inherited the “DNA” of our Lord Jesus Christ, has a mission of reconciling the world—in and through Christ—back to God’s original intent. That is the Good News; that is evangelism. Reconciling and restoring individuals, as well as neighborhoods, systems, and ways of thinking. This will be accomplished at work and through our work—if we intentionally and earnestly seek God’s revelation regarding all aspects of our work. Time and again, I’ve witnessed this in my area of research: Business as Mission. Our message—spoken and unspoken—becomes powerful and convincing when backed up by our attitudes, business culture, and deeds at work. Then our whole lives tell a story. And let’s remind ourselves that we are not alone in our evangelistic endeavor: God desires to move and make himself known during the week in the marketplace and in our office buildings, as all things belong to him.


Joseph Vijayam, CEO of Olive Technology and Lausanne’s Catalyst for Technology (United States/India):

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« Reply #1314 on: June 28, 2019, 07:11:38 PM »
A Political Theology of ?€˜Power to the People?€™

<p class="deck">Democracy is a useful way to organize our politics. Should it organize other areas of life as well?</p>
<p class="text"><span class="dropcap">I</span>t&rsquo;s no secret that the last number of years have been rather dispiriting, socially and politically, for Christians of almost all stripes in the United States. For social conservatives, the constitutional affirmation of gay marriage and the attendant shift in Americans&rsquo; views on sex and sexuality more generally showed just how much their political strategies of the last 40 years have failed, leading some of them to throw their lot in with someone of rather questionable personal and political pedigree, Donald Trump. For progressives, Trump&rsquo;s election in 2016 heralded a potential reversal in what they had hoped for on all manner of issues of &ldquo;social justice.&rdquo; For all believers, the seeming secularization, especially of younger Americans, heralds a future within which Christians will again need to think deeply about the nature and purpose of politics and their relation to the American democratic order.</p>
<p class="text">For several decades now, one of the more interesting voices trying to help Christians (in the US and elsewhere) think about these sorts of issues has been the British scholar Luke Bretherton, now a professor of theological ethics at Duke Divinity School. Bretherton has written extensively about the interrelationship of Christianity and democracy with an eye toward encouraging Christians to embrace democracy as a comprehensive social ethos, not just as a pretty decent means of organizing politics. His latest book, Christ and the Common Life: Political Theology and the Case for Democracy, pulls together a number of previously published articles and threads them together with some new writing in an attempt to help us map out how living in the midst of our pluralist, conflict-ridden, and often frustrating ...</p><p class="more"><a



A more important question is Why do we use democratic forms of government?
What ideas have lead to this form of government?
Should society pay attention to those ideas?


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[Cfamily]Taylor President Surprises University with Resignation
« Reply #1315 on: June 29, 2019, 01:00:11 AM »
Taylor President Surprises University with Resignation

Despite the recent controversy over inviting the VP to commencement, his departure is “not related,” according to the board.


Taylor University announced yesterday morning that its president, Paul Lowell Haines, is resigning at the end of the summer.


After three years at the helm of the nondenominational Christian college, his departure comes on his own accord and despite continued support from the university’s board of trustees, according to Taylor’s announcement. Haines—a longtime lawyer, former board member, and Taylor alumnus—cited “God’s new purpose and direction” for his family as reason for leaving. Taylor has yet to name an interim president to serve as his successor.


The news follows a school year that began with the largest incoming class in history at the Upland, Indiana, campus and ended with its most prominent commencement speaker, Vice President Mike Pence.


Despite the controversy over Haines selecting the former Indiana governor to speak at graduation, officials say they do not see it as the cause for his departure. Haines has declined to elaborate on his decision to resign.


“While the two events – the Commencement and his resignation – came in close proximity to each other, from the Board’s perspective, they were not related,” Taylor spokesperson Jim Garringer told Christianity Today.


The news came as a surprise to the student body, who are out on summer break. Drew Shriner, an incoming senior, said most of his classmates are still “unsure of the reasons behind it.”


More than 100 Taylor alumni and family members weighed in on Haines’ resignation on Facebook, most of them disappointed to see him go. Some said they hoped the Pence incident wasn’t a factor in his decision to leave, and others assumed it was and speculated that “liberal pressure” ...

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[Cfamily]Trauma: How the Church Can Heal Soul Wounds
« Reply #1316 on: June 30, 2019, 01:00:08 AM »
Trauma: How the Church Can Heal Soul Wounds

Faith communities provide space to lament and compassion in suffering.


Trauma knows no boundaries.


People of all ethnicities, social economic status, ages, and religions experience trauma. With a world filled with trauma, it is clear that the government, mental health practitioners, and psychologists are unable to meet the millions in need of trauma healing.


One “organization” in the world situated to respond to trauma is the church. But is the church prepared? Is she willing to understand the nature of trauma and participate in supporting faith and Bible-based healing responses?


Some of these responses include practices the church has not always been known for: validating, supporting and comforting victims, speaking up about injustice, inviting individual and corporate lament, re-connecting oppressed people to God. We need the church to be a safe community for victims.


What Is Trauma?


A person may become traumatized after experiencing an event or series of events that overwhelm their capacity to cope. These experiences include actual or threats to physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual well-being. The adverse reactions impact not only the person but also their relationships.


Trauma disrupts faith and spiritual connection to God. It is this particular wound of the heart that is the focus of this blog post.


Trauma Wounds the Soul and Creates Barriers to the Gospel


Pastor Kevin Brown shares, in Exodus 6 we learn that Moses received a clear message from God that the Hebrew slaves were about to be freed from 400 years of captivity. Soon, they would have their own land. Moses faithfully delivered the message but verse 9 gives us a stunning response: “Moses told [the good news of their deliverance] to the Israelites, but they would not listen to him, because their spirit had been broken ...

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[Cfamily]Conservative Protestant Men Are Still Resisting Porn
« Reply #1317 on: July 01, 2019, 01:00:17 AM »
Conservative Protestant Men Are Still Resisting Porn

Sociological data suggests that churchgoing men engage pornography at a vastly lower rate than others.


Samuel Perry recently released a book called Addicted to Lust: Pornography in the Lives of Conservative Protestants. The work has received an enormous amount of media attention. If public discussions of it are any measure, readers might come to the conclusion that conservative Protestant relationships are being ruined by a scourge of misplaced shame over pornography use.


But the book itself is far more sedate in its claims. (CT’s review can be found here.) Perry, a sociologist of religion, uses extensive qualitative and quantitative data from numerous sources—including interviews he conducted with conservative Protestant pastors and believers—to argue that pornography has been uniquely damaging to the relationships of conservative Protestants.


Among other claims, Perry asserts the idea that Christian pornography use is barely different than that of nonbelieving neighbors. In a recent interview in The New Yorker, he remarked that,



 

With conservative Protestants, you have this fascinating paradox of a group of people who hate pornography morally. They want to eradicate it from the world. And yet, statistically, they will view it slightly less often than your average American. And so you have this paradoxical situation of a group of people who collectively hate it, and yet, as individuals, they semi-regularly watch it. Especially the men. What are the consequences of that kind of incongruence in their lives?



Here and in Addicted to Lust, Perry misreads the evidence. He focuses on denominational identity and beliefs and so suggests that conservative Protestants view slightly less pornography than other Americans. But when I cut the data by religious identity and religious attendance—that is, actual religious ...

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[Cfamily]Go Ahead. Hire That Housekeeper.
« Reply #1318 on: July 02, 2019, 01:00:07 AM »
Go Ahead. Hire That Housekeeper.

The Christian case for getting domestic help and doing it well.


It’s summer now, and as often happens with a change of seasons, our family is swept up in a new flurry of activity. That means the physical living space of our home hovers on the verge of neglect. No matter how many tip sheets I read or gadgets I buy, one of the perennial enigmas of modern living for me, and probably most women, is how to keep up with the housework.


In her recent memoir, Women’s Work: A Reckoning with Work and Home, former Los Angeles Times international reporter Megan Stack wrestles with her own expectations of what it means to keep house. Both Stack and her husband, Tom Lasseter, were working in Beijing when they became pregnant with their first child. Stack had planned to quit her work with the Times and write from home once the baby was born while Lasseter continued his career as a foreign correspondent. The only problem was that she hadn’t anticipated the exponentially larger volume of work it would take to run a household with a child. The obvious solution was to get more help, so they hired a full-time ayi who cooked, cleaned, and took care of baby Max.


Stack and Lasseter spent years in China and later India and during those stints abroad always had a least one domestic employee. For Stack, these years were about more than just getting the help she needed for her (eventually two) kids. It was about turning her home into a workplace and “enmesh[ing] myself in a web of women’s work—as worker, employer, and beneficiary, all at the same time. My own work rested on the cornerstone of another woman’s labor,” she writes.


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[Cfamily]Having Fruitful Conversations When You are in Majority Culture
« Reply #1319 on: July 03, 2019, 01:00:13 AM »
Having Fruitful Conversations When You are in Majority Culture

We need to break through the majority culture worldview for the sake of the Kingdom.


I’m a white male who teaches at a prestigious college.


There’s much to unpack in that sentence, but it’s certainly a position of cultural power.


As a white male, I’m certainly representative of the majority culture in the contexts where I live. So, I think part of the question is: How is the conversation different when you, and those with whom you closely identify, are in members of the majority and thus in possession of cultural power?


In other words, and in my case, how does a white male have conversations about diversity?


First, We Have to Define the Conversation—and Decide Who Defines It


As a majority-culture person, the first point of discussion is allowing people to define the conversation differently than you. That may be difficult for men like me—some people have been members of the cultural majority their entire lives and know nothing else. They might be completely blind to their privilege or the many advantages that their status has brought them.


On the other hand, others might have always been a part of the cultural minority, so they’re coming into the conversation with their own set of observations and experiences.


It might require a bit of humility for those of us coming from majority contexts, but one of the most important things we can do in this stage is actually quite simple: listen. Don’t assume you have all the facts when you might only have them in part. Listen to people’s stories, ask good questions, and don’t hesitate to admit it when you’ve been proven wrong.


I’ve not always succeeded at that, though I want my impulse to be to try.


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