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As Christians we are called to pursue growth in faith - by relearning and reinforcing what we already understand faith to be and by expanding, deepening, and even correcting our initial understandings of faith. We are called to know God and ourselves more deeply and to pull together the consequences of that knowledge for our own lives and the world at large.
How to Think Theologically by Howard Stone & James Duke (via sirrevdrnick)
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Having become the dominant voice in the room, so to speak, for so long, Christianity has fallen victim to its own hubris in some respects. We’ve assumed that our way of thinking is the ‘default’ for everyone, and that we automatically know what is best for others. We’ve talked more than we’ve listened. We’ve changed others, while not being as willing to be changed. In short: we’ve become too comfortable with an imperialist attitude toward our faith. But Jesus consistently challenged such top-down power plays, and in as much as we’re to imitate the Christ-illuminated path to realizing God’s kingdom vision for the world, we’re well advised to do the same. More over, we’re to approach it with the humility of a servant…