Christian Converser: US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [3]

First published on Christian Converser Everyone’s seen the disturbing unfolding of seditious political insurrection at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6. There’s no real need to go over that here, the main concern for this blog is the fatal attraction that the outgoing administration has held for evangelical Christianity in America and… Continue reading Christian Converser: US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [3]

Christian Converser: Dreams, Visions and “Signs And Wonders” Theology

First published on Christian Converser Signs and Wonders refers to a particular branch of theology that has become noticeably prominent since about the 1960s in certain churches of a Pentecostal disposition or alignment. The main charge that traditional theologians often level against Pentecostals are that particular doctrines or beliefs and practices in Pentecostal (or Pentecostal-aligned,… Continue reading Christian Converser: Dreams, Visions and “Signs And Wonders” Theology

Christian Converser: Formation of the Scriptural Canon

First published on Christian Converser Following on from the posting about the book of Ecclesiasticus a few weeks ago, the bigger question that can be asked is how the Scriptural canon accepted by various churches came into being. This turns out to be surprisingly complex. The Old Testament is generally divisible into two parts, the… Continue reading Christian Converser: Formation of the Scriptural Canon

Christian Converser: Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [2]

First published on Christian Converser In the first part of this series we took a look at the issue of conspiracy theories and how by feeding into a Christian Nationalist narrative, actual growth of the Kingdom of God is hindered rather than helped. As is often the case on this blog, further reflection on this… Continue reading Christian Converser: Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [2]

Christian Sexuality Focus: Youth Protest “97%”, March 2021 in New Zealand

First published on Christian Sexuality Focus The issue of the treatment of women and the honouring of their sexuality, not just in society but in the Church, has been foremost in the world for at least the last century, but more especially in the past 50 years due to something called the sexual revolution. Whilst… Continue reading Christian Sexuality Focus: Youth Protest “97%”, March 2021 in New Zealand

Christian Converser: Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [1]

First published on Christian Converser A conspiracy theory is simply a theory about some type of event or occurrence that invokes a conspiracy by “sinister and powerful groups” , even when other explanations are more probable (source: Wikipedia). There are a lot of conspiracy theories sourced within and propagated by the Christian community, especially its… Continue reading Christian Converser: Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [1]

Christian Converser: The Book of Ecclesiasticus (Unrelated To Ecclesiastes)

First published on Christian Converser The Book of Ecclesiasticus is one of seven deuterocanonical works that are accepted as canonical Scriptures only by the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Churches and Assyrian Church of the East. They considered non-canonical by most Protestant churches, and are therefore found within only some editions of… Continue reading Christian Converser: The Book of Ecclesiasticus (Unrelated To Ecclesiastes)

Christian Controverser: Dreams, Visions and “Signs And Wonders” Theology

First published on Christian Controverser Signs and Wonders refers to a particular branch of theology that has become noticeably prominent since about the 1960s in certain churches of a Pentecostal disposition or alignment. The main charge that traditional theologians often level against Pentecostals are that particular doctrines or beliefs and practices in Pentecostal (or Pentecostal-aligned,… Continue reading Christian Controverser: Dreams, Visions and “Signs And Wonders” Theology