Liberation theology and prophetic imaginations

I applaud Walter Brueggemann’s incisive speech about Jesus’ mission to usher in an alternative world that disrupts the status quo of the totalitarian empire, with reference to prophetic imaginations in the ancient world of the Bible and in the contemporary world. It is interesting to learn that Solomon’s regime demonstrated totalism in which the government…

You and me and Ruth – Rob Bell

This episode of Robcast is a heartwarming message about hesed and how God watches over us when we, like Ruth in the Bible, heed an intuitive trust and journey from the known into the unknown. This ancient story, together with the other Bible stories, written by the minority who have been conquered and oppressed by…

Learning to love yourself – Otis Moss III

Here’s sharing with some notes that I have taken from Otis Moss’ empowering message about learning to love ourselves. I have learnt that the virus of invalidation and oppression lurks in every child, especially people of colour who live in the shadow of colonial history. Like he said, when we begin to love who God…

Deconstructing the devil by Andre Rabe and Mike Popovich

As 1 John 4 says, there is no fear in love. Hence, any theology or interpretation of the scriptures that has fear involved is not the truly good news. I have learnt that the subject on Satan is meant to help people be free from fear and bondage. According to Andre Rabe, the concept of…

The prayer that unlocks the unconscious – Andre and Mary Anne Rabe

I have listened to Andre and Mary Anne Rabe’s video and learned that we can become aware of that part of us that is beyond words, and this prayer unlocks the unconscious where we allow ourselves to move of the conscious storytelling mode into a space in which we experience God beyond words or concepts….

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….

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…