How we use Social Theory, especially the Centered-Set Model, in how we do church. It’s misuse and consequent misunderstanding has led to these points of clarification.
Jesus’ teaching on love, rather than hatred of enemies, is the culmination of God’s character of perfect love formed in his followers.
This teaching of Jesus is about retaliation and violence when others act unjustly toward you. He teaches a way of responding (non-violent resistance) that exposes the evil, embarrasses the perpetrator, and affirms the dignity of the victim/survivor.
Baby Jesus is the hope of the world. This Christmas meditation focusses on the dramatic contrasts that Luke presents in his nativity story.
This sixth teaching on ‘Living The Life God Intended’ looks at Jesus’ mission: to fulfill The Law and The Prophets in his own life, and in his Kingdom of Heaven community of learners.
This fifth teaching is about being “the salt” in society and “the light” to the nation – by living the life God intended – life under God’s rule and reign.
This third and fourth talk on Living the Life God Intended is about the “blessed be’s” of Jesus… the different kinds of people who are blessed because the Kingdom of Heaven has come to them.
This second teaching in Living The Life God Intended deals with Jesus’ understanding and proclamation of the Kingdom of Heaven, and the life that we can live by being under God’s rule and reign.