Thursday, August 30, 2007

New Thinking on "Race"?

Wow. I just stumbled upon an incredible conversation.

This Article was written by Thabiti Anyabwile. It is denying 'race' as a concept from a biblical and theological perspective. But it's not what you think. It's a bit lengthy, but it is fascinating and profound, not to mention groundbreaking.

As this is a hot-button issue for many, it has led to lots of talk. Here is one response to the above article, and Anyabwile's response to that.

If you actually get through all of that, a) kudos b) How realistic is it to think that abandoning 'race' as a societal and biological construct in favor of 'many ethnicities' would curb, in any way, the violence and atrocities that occur in relation to the color of ones skin? Personally, I'm not sure it would matter. At root it is a sin issue, a pride issue, that causes man X to see man Z as he chooses to see him, not how man Z (or society) defines himself, or how man Z is defined by God for that matter. But that aside, I really appreciate how Anyabwile brought out that biblical race is defined by whose line you are standing in; Adam's or Christ's. That is tremendously helpful. I never quite thought about or at least made the connection between race as a biblical construct and as a societal one. I think both existed in separate compartments in my head, until now.

HT: Nine Marks Blog

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Growing Bean

Here are some movies we've taken over the last month or so, in chronological order, I think.
There is another of her standing on her own, but it needs some editing if I can swing it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Pride: the True Heresy

This post from Carl Trueman is, for me, one of his most poignant yet.

One of the hardest things for me to discern during these last few years preparing for the ministry has been my own motivation. The second hardest thing, and what kills me, is that when I find sinful motives, and just sinfulness generally (and very specifically), I don't know if that should drive me out of ministry, or drive me to the cross and to keep going...

Sometimes I feel like a spiritual ten year old trying to wear the shoes of an old man...