Amuzing or Interesting

Jesuscreed has a Hermeneutics Quiz/Conversation going.

According to my results I scored a 57, which is between 53 & 65 meaning I'm a moderate on The Hermeneutics Scale.

What are you?

The greatest difficult I had on this quiz was with the last question regarding the Sabbath. The options are limited in my opinion.


I can watch this over and over and over....

Scroll down the page to pause the music player in order to enjoy this video.

Life is very beautiful.


Castro resigns

CNN wire:: "I will not aspire to, nor will I accept the position of president of the council of state and commander in chief," Castro wrote. "I wish only to fight as a soldier of ideas. ... Perhaps my voice will be heard."

President Bush said Castro's decision ought to spark "a democratic transition" for Cuba.

"The international community should work with the Cuban people to begin to build institutions that are necessary for democracy and eventually this transition ought to lead to free and fair elections," Bush said Tuesday in Rwanda. "The United States will help the people of Cuba realize the blessings of liberty."

I am not sure what to think of this at this point. It is my hope and prayer for Cuba and my family there that life will become better for them and that US relations with Cuba will develop in a positive manner.

Where is who at?

Jesuscreed has this interesting 'mapping' conversation going on where some folks theological persuasions/exhibitions lie. Interesting. For what it's worth check it out. I didn't know that Tony Jones would be considered 'Emergent'. And Driscoll is interestingly placed between Evangelicalism and Emerging...I can see this, I guess.

However, general this chart is, I think it serves to give all in the Christian community at least a reminder that there is a difference from 'emerging' and 'Emergent'.

At least you can be humored for a Tuesday.



The Smart Shepherd

"A New York pastor who says he thinks too much wants to bring his Christian message to the world."

Newsweek Article


An eagerly expected June release

"Christians believe that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ uniquely revealed the one true God to humanity. In bearing witness to this revelation through their ministry and life together, they profess a common faith. Yet if Christians are indeed part of one body of Christ, how do we account theologically for the multiple expressions of that common faith? If God is ultimate truth, why is it so difficult to agree on issues related to truth? Must we sacrifice a commitment to truth in favor of a practical unity in the church? Or must we hold on to our perception of the truth of God even at the expense of fracturing and dividing the church?

John Franke says that the dilemma of truth versus unity is a false dichotomy. He argues instead that orthodox and biblical Christian faith is inherently and irreducibly pluralist, and that this diversity, far from being a problem that needs to be overcome, is in fact a blessing from God and part of the divine design and intention for the church. Faith in the Lordship of Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit to guide the church, and in the God witnessed to by scripture allows Christians to affirm ultimate truth. But the recognition that no one fully knows God, or knows the truth as God knows it, means that they must be humble regarding their own grasp of truth. Thus, the multiplicity of Christian expressions represents the attempt of finite creatures to represent an infinite God. The plurality of the expressions of truth in the Christian church witnesses to the expansiveness of the truth of God."