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Archive for March, 2006

Hope is lost…

Despite months-long rumors of Arrested Development having been picked up by the Showtime Network, and star Jason Bateman’s confirmation that two new seasons of the series had been ordered, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on March 28, 2006 that creator Mitch Hurwitz will not be returning. As Showtime had made it clear that Hurwitz’s involvement was a requirement for the continuation of the show, Arrested Development is considered by both Continue reading...

Binding and Loosing…

In Rob Bell’s Velvet Elvis, he mentions the concept of binding and loosing from Matthew 16:17-19. I’ve never really thought about this idea before, never really knowing what it meant. Bell proposes an interesting explanation for binding and loosing. He says that the disciples are given the liberty and the responsibility to interpret and explain the teaching of Jesus. I’m still working this out, but the implications of this are Continue reading...

Todd’s Theses (Thoughts) – Part 3

The third (and final?) chapter in my theses posts. 33. Being mean or offensive isn’t the best way to point people towards truth. 34. Churches should be transformational. When people come in contact with Jesus’ love, they should never be the same. 35. God’s will isn’t unfurled before us so we can know His entire plan for our entire life. It’s revealed in small pieces so we can take next Continue reading...

Todd’s Theses (Thoughts) – PART 2

Addendum to #2: The Bible provides an incomplete, human picture of who God is. 17. The Bible is the perfect word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16) 18. The Bible was written to a specific group of people, with a specific purpose and a specific situation. To read the scriptures out of their historical context is a dangerous practice. 19. The mission of churches shouldn’t be to get bigger. The mission Continue reading...

Todd’s Theses (Thoughts) – Part 1

1. God and His ways are bigger than human comprehension. (Ecclesiastes 8:16-18) 2. The Bible doesn’t provide the entire picture of who God is. (John 21:25) 3. The Bible is living, breathing document that needs to be read, reread, interpreted and reinterpreted. Its truths are everlasting, but the way we understand and apply them will change. (Matt. 16:19) 4. To be a Christian requires all of our selves. There is Continue reading...

I’m an emergent!

As I stated in a couple of posts back, I’ve been reading A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren. It’s been a pretty incredible experience for me. I don’t think I really like McLaren’s writing style, but what he talks about is almost dead on with where I am in my faith today. (Aside from his failure/refusal to claim that absolute truth exists). This book, in addition to Velvet Elvis by Continue reading...