Peter Rollins – We are a fiction

I noted that Peter Rollins was sharing about two ways of creating a community. He said that in a certain sense, we are a fiction, in that there are moments when we realise the stories we tell ourselves are a form of fiction because our beliefs are designed to prevent us from knowing who we…

Exploring perspectives on why Jesus became the perfect scapegoat

Could it be that the death of Jesus was meant to rescue humankind from destroying themselves and one another as well as preventing them from destroying animals by becoming the perfect scapegoat himself – the scapegoat that the human communities had always been looking for? Isn’t that what the book of Hebrews says – that…

How to change the world

I like this meaningful cartoon. Yes, that would be the Gandhi’s model of changing the world – by being the change he wants to see in this world, through non-violent peaceful movement. Love transforms people from the inside out, which is a genuine change that cannot be taught – it can only be caught by…

Thoughts on “Jesus for President”

“These people who have caused trouble all over the world have now come here. … They are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus!” (Acts 17:6–7) In a world where pledging allegiance to Rome meant declaring, “Caesar is Lord,” substituting Jesus for Caesar offered a new political orientation. Every…

Grace Triumphs Over Karma, Just As Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

I came across an interesting article about Grace wins in the end. I thought the title reminds me of Rob Bell’s book Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. The article presents a universalist perspective on the topic of grace versus karma – I find it…

The gospel and our consciousness (Video transcript)

The following is a transcript of my video “The gospel and our consciousness” which I posted online on 4 July 2011. I have added subheadings to give a sense of organisation to the content. Hello, here am I again. I am going to talk about the gospel. The gospel is the power of God to…

[Video] Good News According to Rob Bell

NOOMA 15 – You – Rob Bell (Legendado) from Marcelo Mioto on Vimeo. “The brokenness I see in the world around me is true of my own soul, and so he’s rescuing me, moment by moment, day by day, because God wants to put it all back together—you, me, the whole world. And so he…