Though we as Christians are called to mission in everyday life, though we are called to bear witness to Christ in our lives, we all too often find conversation about our spirituality difficult. The fast pace of the modern world ensures that putting that faith into action sometimes seems downright impossible! We have texts to check, kids to deliver to or pick up from activities, Facebook feeds to browse, jobs demanding overtime, selfies to upload, always something, always more.
All of us, from the those living daily lives in the secular world to those blessed with the opportunity to more deeply study our faith in the halls of academia, go through these challenges. In these writings, we’ll pursue two goals together: a deeper understanding of the theological principles underlying our faith, and the merging of our faith with our everyday lives to better go about our everyday mission.
Witches become popular this time of year. Pointed hats and broomsticks are caricatures that are familiar to most of us. One example is found in the Wizard of Oz. The wicked witch of the west, complete with black attire, pointed hat, green skin and a broomstick, had a crystal ball where [...]
We have great news! God is a God-for-people! (Bosch, 2007) His boundless love exists not far away from us, but because of the resurrection of Jesus, we can experience it HERE and NOW. We encounter opportunities for mission in daily life every day in our world. But there seems to [...]
Mission can describe a task to complete, a military campaign, a physical place or something Christians are supposed to be involved in. Most churches talk about mission as social services aimed at alleviating poverty, suffering, etc. This includes work in the local community as well as in other places. Historically, [...]
Pneumatology: yes, that is a fifty-cent word! But it does not have to be scary. Simply put, pneumatology encompasses the study of the spirit. For our purposes here (and going forward) it refers to the Holy Spirit as part of the Christian Trinity. Spirituality can mean many different things to [...]