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Evangelical learnings on hybridity 2: Bible reading

As I indicated earlier, liberation theology provides a pre-existing parallel to postcolonial criticism, and this what Gilberto Lozano and Federico A Roth explore in ‘The problem and promise of praxis in postcolonial criticism’, one of the most critical and constructive chapters in Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations. Liberation theology originally took focus not in the academic world […]

(Un)blocking the way to the discussion table

‘Tracing the metanarrative of colonialism and its legacy’ is one of the shortest and sharpest chapters in Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations. Teri Merrick, a professor of philosophy at Azusa Pacific University, argues that Kant and Hegel’s version of how we know things sets up Western modern science as the arbitrator of truth. She writes, ‘This places an […]

Gen Y guys know stuff

My set of ministry questions came out of my perception of Gen Y guys in the Australian church. Lots of Gen Y Christian guys want to ‘fix’ the church, and like to practise ‘DIY theology’. There is a certain desire to ‘go to Bible college’. There are bloggers, there are fanboys […]

Five questions for would-be ministers

Are you considering heading into Christian ministry? Here are some questions to ask — especially if you’re a Gen Y guy, like me. 1. Are you already a servant? A desire to put yourself forward, to ‘lead’, to ‘teach’, does not mean that you should pursue ministry. Have you truly […]