Tag Archive | religion

Zombies and The Lord’s Supper? You Bet!

Zombies and The Lord’s Supper? You Bet!

Editor’s note: We believe in a God who actually chose to take on human flesh–and culture–in order to save. This intersection of Gospel and culture has always been a bit of a touchy subject, but one which, by definition, can not be avoided. As Lesslie Newbigin puts it, “there is no such thing as a […]

Relationship Triad: Session 7

Speaking the Truth in Love: How to Be an Assertive Christian, Ruth Koch and Kenneth Haugk Session 7 Before You Meet I. Meditate 3-5 times on Hebrews 12:1-14  this week. Start with prayer for yourself and for others reading the same verse, that the same Spirit that inspired these words would open your heart and mind to them […]

Relationship Triad: Session 6

Speaking the Truth in Love: How to Be an Assertive Christian, Ruth Koch and Kenneth Haugk Session 6 Before You Meet I. Meditate 3-5 times on Ephesians 2:1-10 this week. Start with prayer for yourself and for others reading the same verse, that the same Spirit that inspired these words would open your heart and mind […]

Relationship Triad: Session 5

Speaking the Truth in Love: How to Be an Assertive Christian, Ruth Koch and Kenneth Haugk Session 5 Before You Meet I. Meditate 3-5 times on 1 Peter 3:8-17  this week. Start with prayer for yourself and for others reading the same verse, that the same Spirit that inspired these words would open your heart and mind […]

Plato’s Cave, Hymnody, and Metaphor Theory

Plato’s Cave, Hymnody, and Metaphor Theory

Editor’s Note Deaconess Ruth McDonnell shows her skill with metaphor and her interest in the worship life of the Church with this, her first article as a guest contributor.  She presented this two-part blog as a single paper at a regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Ruth brings a complex view of metaphor […]

The Brazilian Metaphor LIFE IS A BATTLE

The Brazilian Metaphor LIFE IS A BATTLE

Editor’s Note This article–the first by guest contributor Samuel Fuhrmann–is an excellent example of applying the metaphor theory proposed on this blog to both theology and culture. Samuel notices the way people talk (and think/evaluate/make decisions) in his Brazilian culture and uses these observations to think about how our theology can be preached and lived […]