Mar 16, 2022
In General Discussion
I recently read a book called Mañana by Justo Gonzalez, which is about theology from a Latin American perspective. A great read. This quote challenged the belief that I frequently come across that the church should be "a-political.": "The problem is that if it is true that human beings are political animals, then everything that we do has a political context and political consequences. Thus the 'apolitical' Christianity that many advocate is in truth a Christianity that supports the politics that exist, the power if those who are presently powerful." Gonzalez believes this is the problem with anti-political readings of the Bible. What do you think? Is it even possible or desirable to avoid politics in the church?
May 24, 2021
In Questions & Answers
Hi I started this forum because I want to use this site for civil discussion on important topics. The purpose for the forum is to: To help one another do research and find answers to tough questions, even if that "answer" is a "maybe..." or "perhaps..." To provide helpful criticism to one another’s research, logic, or argumentation To build community with those who want help from others in providing answers to tough questions about faith and the Bible To provide a safe space to discuss tough issues. The Rules include: Willingness to listen and show respect even when there is disagreement. Rudeness, insults, aggressiveness, or demeaning comments towards others on the forum will not be tolerated and will be removed. In fact anyone who is hostile on the forum will be banned (banning process listed below). All opinions are welcome as long as communicated in a mature, non-hostile manner. All posts will be monitored and any harmful/hostile post will be taken down by forum administrators. The process of banning includes: 1-time rule-breaking direct message and discussion 2-times rule-breaking time out for 72 hours 3-times rule-breaking will result in banning from the site For bigotry or hate speech there is immediate banning.