Decline of Christianity and Revivial

Scot McKnight over at Jesus Creed recently posted  that the number of people in claiming no religion has exceeds the number of Christians in Great Britain. This is certainly no surprise, as such the downward trends in religiosity in general and Christian faith more specifically have been continuing in Western Europe and America, including a Read More

Jürgen Moltmann on the Cross and Identity

From The Crucified God by Jürgen Moltmann: When a Christian community fels obliged to empter itself in certain social and political actions, it must take care that its traditional religious and political identity is not exchanged for a new religious and political identity, but must sustain its non-identity. Otherwise a church which, seeking for an identity Read More

I want Jesus, not me, to change the world.

Those of us from the West are perhaps some of the most historically conscious people in all of human history. We are deeply aware of the trajectory of human history as we have moved from kingdoms to democracy, from totalitarianism to freedom. This is even more true for us Millenials, who grew up in the Read More

Finding a new middle ground for United Methodists

The 2016 General Conference was a mixed bags of emotions for me. On the one hand, I saw a lot of good steps taken for faithfulness and the future for the denomination: disaffiliating ourselves with RCRC, an ultimately pro-abortion group, and choosing to make college campus ministry a priority (I became United Methodist in part Read More