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Andrew: The weight of glory: the weight of glorysome reflections of an amateur Lammert Vrieling You should never start a paper – even a short one – with an apology, so I won’t. I do however point to the fact that... (29/11/2002 - 19:03 | 1 comments | 3.3 stars)
bigal: Eden and God's Transcendence: by Al Dyck Remember the early 80’s, when ‘awesome’ was the word for anything that impressed us? The overuse of the word may have diminished its meaning somewhat, but how often... (29/11/2002 - 18:01 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Choose a new theme: Choose a new theme for the duration of the current session (can be a little erratic). To change your theme permanently, go to my account > edit and choose your preferred theme there... (25/11/2002 - 13:56 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
rogier: The Meaning of Transcendence in the Postmodern World: Rogier Bos Voorburg, The Netherlands, November 9th, 2002 INTRODUCTION Our discussion of transcendence runs two risks. First, there is the possibility of the miscommunication that arises when we... (21/11/2002 - 19:02 | 3 comments | 3.7 stars)
Andrew: About Open Source Theology: The purpose of this site is to assist the development of an emerging theology for the emerging church. If you’re new here, have a look at the Introduction to Open Source Theology, the by now... (21/11/2002 - 19:02 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
DanSteiger: Ramblings from One Slightly Homesick Sojourner: Dan Steigerwald “I want to tell you that I really liked what was said this morning. I agree with you that we can have deep spiritual experiences through nature, art and beauty. I like that... (20/11/2002 - 19:00 | 1 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Downward mobility and mission in the emerging culture: What will it mean for communities of faith to demonstrate Jesus’ priority for "the least of these" (Mt.25:45) in the emerging and urban culture of Europe?Papers presented in... (19/11/2002 - 11:22 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: How to get at the truth: How to get at the truth I have set out here, very briefly, what seem to me to be some of the key intellectual and practical commitments that need to be made if we are to achieve a more realistic... (18/11/2002 - 23:36 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Salvation as commodity: John Wallis made some comments on the commodification of salvation. He raises some important issues. I’ve quoted his remarks here and added some reflections. one thing that has always... (18/11/2002 - 18:04 | 1 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Find and you shall seek: Andrew Perriman The distinction between transcendence and immanence is one of a number of analytical criteria that theologians commonly apply to the definition of God. It belongs essentially to... (18/11/2002 - 18:03 | 4 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Contact me: To get in touch, share your griefs and joys, hopes and fears, send an email to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%61%64%6d... (29/10/2002 - 09:44 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: After Religion: (23/10/2002 - 17:10 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: The meaning of salvation: Articles and conversations that address the question of salvation within the frame of an emerging theology. (20/10/2002 - 10:22 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Posting and formatting guidelines: Create content To submit a post select create content on the user menu and choose either review or create a new article or post. Below each text-box is an option either to enable or disable the rich-... (10/10/2002 - 13:19 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Emerging theological method: (06/09/2002 - 16:59 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Truth, belief and the interpretation of scripture: (06/09/2002 - 15:27 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Ethics, politics, lifestyle, culture: (06/09/2002 - 15:26 | 0 comments | 2 stars)
Andrew: Access denied: You do not have permission to perform this action.To create content or post comments you need to be logged in. (26/07/2002 - 10:50 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
mars-hill: Canonical Criticism | I don't care about all that other stuff! What can you tell me now?: UPDATE: This post must be read in the light of the comments following. 11/9/05. Canonical criticism doesn’t give a rip about all that authorship and dating stuff. It is concerned with how the... (23/05/2002 - 09:10 | 4 comments | 1 stars)
mars-hill: Tradition Criticism | but what did you tell them?: This approach asks us to build on the findings of the Form Critics; moving from the life situation (‘sitz im leben’ described above) to a guess on how the texts were used in their... (23/05/2002 - 09:05 | 0 comments | 2 stars)
mars-hill: Form Criticism | haven't I seen you somewhere before?: Form Criticism is genre identification at an advanced level. Its goals are to recognise patterns of literary form, classify them, and try to identify how these forms were used in their faith... (23/05/2002 - 09:01 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
mars-hill: Literary Criticism | how do you communicate?: When I think of literature, I think of my days studying English at college. I think of context, genre, point of view, narrative, characterisation, theme, tone and how information is ordered. Applying... (23/05/2002 - 08:58 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
mars-hill: Grammatical Criticism | what do you mean by that?: As an English teacher, one of my greatest joys is the subtle nuance that vocabulary choice and punctuation can give daily communication. From the famous misplaced comma (“eats, shoots &... (23/05/2002 - 08:50 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
mars-hill: Historical Criticism | where are you coming from?: It goes without saying that the texts we are reading were not generated in the cultural world that we inhabit (whether that world is in Beijing, Auckland or Mikai). Historical criticism attempts to... (23/05/2002 - 08:45 | 6 comments | 3.6 stars)
mars-hill: Textual Criticism | what on earth are you saying?: Textual Criticism is concerned with asking what the original texts actually said. As such it’s a bit beyond the casual reader, but an understanding of the issues and the questions involved can... (23/05/2002 - 08:40 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Open Source Theology images: You can use any of the images below if you wish to have a button link to Open Source Theology. Simply right-click on the image and save it to your computer. This photo of... (19/05/2002 - 11:05 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Eschatology: (14/04/2002 - 15:02 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Homosexuality: (14/04/2002 - 13:02 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: What does it mean to be saved?: David Hopkins, editor of Next-Wave, suggests that the church ought to stop trying to ‘save’ people. Or at least, he argues that the sort of ‘personal salvation’ on offer in... (08/04/2002 - 12:52 | 27 comments | 5 stars)
Andrew: Bibliography: Barnett, P., The Second Epistle to the Corinthians (Grand Rapids, Cambridge: Eerdmans, 1997) Barrett, C.K., The Epistle to the Romans (London: A & C Black, 1957) Dunn, J.D.G., Romans (... (04/04/2002 - 18:15 | 0 comments | 0 stars)