The Impulse of Jesus

(This post originally appeared in the online publication Undoing Domination.) The central impulse at the heart of Jesus’ teachings was the proclamation of the Reign of God, or what Walter Wink called “God’s Domination-Free Order.” It was the creation of a new community, a new citizenship, built not on national, tribal, or familial bonds, but…

A Cosmic Revolution: The Jubilee Explosion

6“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they…

By what authority?

23When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then…

What is Methodism, really?

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word Methodism? Many Christian traditions distinguish themselves based on some core principles in which they believe. Methodists, on the other hand, generally understand their tradition in relation to their history. John Wesley, one of the key founders of our movement, identified…

Myopia and conversion: revolution and restoration

This blog was birthed with several aims in mind. I want to learn to be a better writer. I have a deep desire to take the things I have learned in academic theological conversations and translate them into a language that can be used in everyday discussions about the world around us. I want to…