The straw man argument of “BLACK LIVES MATTER” and Marxism

It’s taking me two days to work my way through the foreword and introduction of Dennis Edwards’ new book Might from the Margins: The Gospel’s Power to Turn the Tables on Injustice. I read a paragraph, put the book down, weep and repent, then try to get through the next paragraph.

There is a paragraph to quote here from his book that answers the shameful tact white Christians are trying to use on the phrase “BLACK LIVES MATTER.”

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Love and Justice

James Cone’s work is digging deep into my spirit, much like the Spirit’s work through Romans 5-8 right now. With Lent on us this week, it’s a good time for deep self-examination.

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1906

A body of thought is beginning to develop in my thinking and theology.

1906 was, for Pentecostals, a watershed year. It was Azusa Street. It was the outpouring of the Spirit and ushered in an unbroken time of renewal and missions in the church. It has been one long ride.

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The goal that lies beyond us

There is a tough balance between “certitude”, which we seem to want in life and in belief, and simply “just believing” without even really trying. It can be the trite saying, “God said, I believe it, that settles it.” It doesn’t wrestle. I’ve longed for something more than this my entire life.

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Why I must be sacramental

In my process of pursuing ordination in the Anglican Church, I was directed to a book by Hans Boersma called Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry. This helps solidify my thinking in the power of the Table of the Lord.

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The power of the table of the Lord

The eucharist is the moment at which the past event comes forward to live again in the present, and the future moment of the Lord’s return comes backwards in time to challenge us in the present.

Wright, T. (2004). Paul for Everyone: 1 Corinthians (p. 150). London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.