Christianity didn’t originate from the West, and neither is Jesus White

Western Christianity as we know today is actually a perverted version of the original Christianity. The original Christianity has got nothing to do with white colonialism or oppression. It has been said that the original Jews were Black, and the earliest people originated from Ethiopia. Christianity is a direct offshoot of Judaism which dates to…

Jesus died for our debt, not our “sins” – Michael Hudson

This article sheds light on Jesus’ mission to free people from political-economic slavery and bring economic empowerment to those who are oppressed by the capitalistic system, as highlighted in the Lord’s prayer and Luke 4 on the Jubilee. I find it helpful to understand the crucifixion of Jesus in terms of his punishment for his…

Freedom from meaning: Drive, grace and the absurd

I have listened to the video for the most part and found it insightful. If I may summarise it in my own words, Peter Rollins wanted to reframe his own ideology using the language that Paul Hessert uses in his book, such as hero and saint, self and soul, and “cheap grace” and radical grace….

Resolving human conflicts from the inside out

I learnt from the video interview that people who struggle with doing church and the conventional way of reading the bible have found Peter’s works interesting and see him as some sort of pathfinder who shows them a new way to believe. I noted that Pete thinks that to be human is to have questions,…

Christmas – A liberation theology story

If Jesus were born in our modern society today, where would he be born in? I venture to say that he would be born in the basement carpark of a rundown hotel in a repressive regime. Why a basement carpark? Well, we don’t have stables in cities nowadays, but we have carparks. After all, back…

Sabbath rest as spiritual discipline – Walter Brueggemann

In this podcast: Walter Brueggemann returns to discuss the topic of Sabbath as a form of rebellion against a society that has been co-opted by the culture set forth by Pharaoh in the Old Testament. We discuss the need to treat Sabbath as a serious spiritual discipline (not just a childish luxury) and other necessary…

Eli Saxon-Bear: money, survival and integrity

I appreciate the speaker’s leading the audience into a meditative mood at the beginning. Indeed, when we fall in love with silence within us, silence will lead us, teach us and open everything for us. I also appreciate his sharing about the history of money and his questions on our personal relationships with money. As…

“Conquering the fear of death” by Andre Rabe

It is refreshing to know how, through his own death, Jesus has transformed our relationship with death from fear to gratitude for the gift of life and of the present moment. Like Andre Rabe shared in the video, the authors of the Bible intended their stories not to be historical accounts but rather to explore…

There is no secret

I learnt from the video that as babies, we all develop a primal sense of depending on the mother figure as a symbol of God who knows and responds to our wants and needs, and as we grow up, there is a tendency of a transference of this primal relationship to a religious or political…