Reclaiming liberation theology (Part 2)

In Part 1 of the blog post, we have seen a summary of the liberation theology of Jesus, in his proclamation of the good news of grace in Luke 4:18-19. We have also seen that examples of oppression include the slavery and its aftermath in the American South. After the abolition of slavery, the oppression…

The absence of God and the atheist conversion kit

It can be the hardest thing for people who have been in the Christian religion for a long time to let go of the psychological crutch of believing in God because it may be the last thing that keeps them from facing their inner anxieties, doubts and uncertainties, which takes courage and honesty. Language itself…

Understanding Christianese – Lesson 1

This humorous video is spot-on in identifying some of the Christianese used in certain contexts that reveal the hearts/intentions/mindsets of some believers, especially in mainstream/fundamentalist/evangelical Christianity. Usually the phrase “I’ll pray for you” in the context of answering prayer requests is normal and expected, but in other cases when no such prayer requests are made…

Kindness provides people opportunities for make decisions for themselves

Kindness provides people opportunities for make decisions for themselves without manipulating them to conform to one’s ideology with words like “for your own good”. This reminds me of some people who claim to be christians quoting verses out of context on sin and hell and telling others they are warning people about sin and hell…

Grace versus Death Penalty

Someone recently wrote in a post in Facebook: “How can someone claim to be a grace preacher and still be in favor of the death penalty? It’s a total contradiction. I believe it’s time to make this very clear. If we preach grace, then we need to be consistent. Grace & death are poles apart….

Some thoughts about rightly dividing the word of truth

There is a question in Yahoo Answers asking about rightly dividing the word of truth. The asker quoted a number of verses from various translations of the Bible, though it can be hard for us to make a connection to the verses, except only perhaps himself. It can be unpredictable as to where he is…

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…