Category: Common Thought

Common Thought: Hating Family & the American Way of Life

Perusing the disagreements about sex in the American church can leave a person overwhelmed by different emotions and thoughts. Often, many of the people I talk to about these issues, have experienced sadness, anger, offense, […]

The Links in Theology

This month, as classes started back up after the Christmas Break, my first class meeting was sabotaged by sickness. In lieu of our class we were sent a number of links to watch through in […]

Successful Church Leadership

A couple of weeks ago our Mission-shaped Church class centered around leadership. The lecture focused on how, in Dr. Fitch’s understanding, that the post-Christendom leadership structure of the future for churches will not be hierarchical. […]

Computer-Based Worship Needs No Body

In my last post, I posed two ending questions based on the epistemological reflection of individual experiences with the focus being in the context of worship. Is there a place in the structure of Christian […]

Unreal Worship Experiences

In my class a couple of weeks ago we focused on the place and practice of worship in the local church. As in most academic settings the starting point began in generalizations seeking to find […]

Church-shaped Mission

This Spring Quarter at Northern I am in a class called Mission-Shaped Church taught by Dr. David Fitch which meets every Monday night. It is a class focused on ecclesiology, culture, and church practice. There […]