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What Lies Beyond Capitalism? A Christian Exploration by David Bentley Hart
My conviction is based, rather, on a very simple calculus of the disproportion between infinite appetite and finite resources. Of its nature, capitalism is a monstrously metastasized psychosis, one that will ultimately, if left to itself, reduce the whole of the natural order to a desert: despoiled, ravaged, poisoned, profaned.

My conviction is based, rather, on a very simple calculus of the disproportion between infinite appetite and finite resources. Of its nature, capitalism is a monstrously metastasized psychosis, one that will ultimately, if left to itself, reduce the whole of the natural order to a desert: despoiled, ravaged, poisoned, profaned.
quote  Capitalism  economy  practicaltheology  DavidBentleyHart  furtherreading  ubuntu 
september 2019 by amanda.brandimore
Modesty Part III - A way out of the modesty morass - UNWRINKLING
Romans 14- While we are not responsible for the sins of others, or responsibility and servitude to Christ compel us to seek his will for all our clothing choices including how it will affect our brothers and sisters.
Welcome the perspectives of others believers- trust that they have sought God's guidance and are capable of coming to a different conclusion than you.
modesty  practicaltheology  gender  fashion 
july 2017 by amanda.brandimore
Modesty Part II - Why we can’t do away with modesty doctrine - UNWRINKLING
food sacrificed to idols is an indication of how to approach modesty doctrine. What one believer deems sinful might be unproblematic to another. But we must not be a stumbling block to our brothers and sisters
modesty  gender  practicaltheology  fashion 
july 2017 by amanda.brandimore
Modesty Part I - Problems with modesty doctrine - UNWRINKLING
Modesty doctrine- the idea that women are responsible for men lusting after them is detrimental to a woman's conception of her self and her body and leads to harmful cultural conceptions of beauty and modesty.
modesty  practicaltheology  gender  fashion 
july 2017 by amanda.brandimore
Why Justice Divides Us- Tim Stafford
"The New Testament writers saw Jesus as fulfilling the Old Testament, not replacing it. In doing so, he brings justice to the whole world—a justice that is Spirit-filled and gentle toward the vulner...
quote  justice  evangelical  practicaltheology  global  church 
march 2016 by amanda.brandimore
Why Justice Divides Us | Books and Culture
Justice should unite us. Thought of practically as punitive, opposed to mercy; the law- parallel often drawn to Old and New Testaments and see the gospel as freeing us from justice.

This bifurcation is problematic- Jesus fulfilled the law and therefore brought a spirit-filled justice to the world-gentle to the weak. God's law is a positive statement about the people he wants us to be, our earthly legal system is often about punishing the wrong-doer or compensating the victimized

Justice is often paired with righteousness in the Bible and is used to describe whatever is good in God's sight, the world-order he intended. Justice is part of the story of God setting right what he created. Any human-initiated/implemented justice is going to be an incomplete and hollow because only God is big enough to encompass and embody what justice is. Justice=setting right

N.T. often translates as "righteousness" but righteousness is often taken to be a stuffy descriptor of individual morality. N.t. intent though is social morality, a defender of the vulnerable and downtrodden.

We cannot be righteous and individualistic. Caring for our neighbor, for society just as much as ourselves and our families is a responsibility and a built-in aspect of God's created order.

Goal of justice is to bring everything into joyful worship of Christ, not just temporal political reform, and not just individual moral regeneration
justice  global  church  practicaltheology 
march 2016 by amanda.brandimore
Leah Samuelson- Chapel Message 2/29/12
The Story of God's steadfast gifts...

"Art was my second choice. It is my second choice. But, I believe it's my future, and I dream of doing extreme art."

"If I can't get what I hoped for, I ch...
quote  art  practicaltheology  life  gratitude  transformation  feast 
march 2016 by amanda.brandimore
Leah Samuelson Chapel Message- 2/29/12
Meditation on the steadfast gifts of God, his presence in the valleys, and his abiding presence and communion with us that helps us to live well forever.
Samuelson  life  gratitude  practicaltheology  feast  Art 
march 2016 by amanda.brandimore
Celibacy for the Common Good-Wesley Hill
Celibacy is not about a heroic feat of willpower. It’s about giving up one way of expressing love in order to be able to love widely, profligately, indiscriminately. It’s about foregoing a spouse ...
celibacy  WesleyHill  vocation  practicaltheology  the 
february 2016 by amanda.brandimore
Pastoral care should punch us in the face | Covenant
the role of a pastor is to shepherd souls, to care more about salvation than about stroking our ego. Shepherd not life-coach
pastor  practicaltheology  discipline 
february 2016 by amanda.brandimore
On the practicality of good theology
I like theology and I think it really matters what we think about God and God’s ways in the world. Deficient theologies impede our relationship with God and with the world. So we need to be busy he...
quote  practicaltheology 
february 2016 by amanda.brandimore
Allah and Yhwh…and Tash and Aslan | John G. Stackhouse, Jr.
One one level, who cares about the question? We don't need a theological commonality to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters. Theologically- we need to help one another develop good theology to be in good relationship with God and the world.
DrHawkins  sameGod  theology  balanced  practicaltheology 
february 2016 by amanda.brandimore
“Celibacy for the Common Good” | Wesley Hill | First Things
Celibacy is not merely self-improvement, but for the sake of others. Marriage and celibacy are both vocations. Celibacy can be a reminder of the gift-nature of both.
celibacy  WesleyHill  practicaltheology  theology 
february 2016 by amanda.brandimore

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