Apology to anyone who looked yesterday. A set-up... to fail. 'T'day' is what's-what until 10 am. [BEIN' realistic, and taking the Max/t'days time-for-blogin', switch to 11.oo and, stop/end/Fin.]
April 27, 2021
April 27, Wednesday
What's the motive? How come Blog about...? A mission, or ...madness? How about... it's, all about, personal gratification out of an illusion a crowd is reading it?
Welcome to a couple of hours and, whatever else, preparation and the latest aim: A Map of 2021 Western-based Christian activity/church...?
Got lost, looking back and Ambient, from the 90s.
To the typing..., and, Why Oh Why?
For starts, ...keeps me, active. Go, go go... gets me going, in 'public? To proclaim/aim: it'll be good news? Be it, a couple... or three, visitors to the website, or meet local, and the streets.
Thereon, and up to receive, or take in, like and love, and might contribute something in their personal development. (If) one person is on the blog, and/or, in a chat-about, and local is plenty enough, justification for posting. Does me the honour, and criteria for achievement, is met.
Admit: 'self-indulgence,, although it would add, hypocrisy, and, not to write (+ 'stuff'). The thinking runs that the past decade of internet 'research' on the... troubles. One's out there, ripping though, and up, freedoms/Justice, for all.
Next, (motive)? To rectify the frustration, and too often, read/hear/watch Christian theology, or, an approach or manner on Jesus? Be a run-a-way, if, I were the seeker, and say "interested," but not, 'bang-into Jesus.
The issue is what do we suppose is understood my our thinkin'/talking/preaching (?), implied or stated? The big Q 'n A: What does it say about God's character, and how a particular presentation relates and suppose explains, God engaging with the masses. Albeit, on, and in, with God and one-to-one'ing, with us?
Discernment on the ideas and in relation to our lived experience.
NOT, a straightforward MJ vs. Person/s, in view? Or... it's a truth and authenticity battle?
Or, 'set the controls' to try a ding-dong critique, and/or, cheap 'n easy dismissal. Gung ho to convert Christians, and all who differ about Christ/Church, etc., with my held-views or ways. Apart from it being a lame and futile mission, it wouldn't be possible to be full of grace and where poss., offer empathy and/or, respect.
The challenge is to Principles and Process? Without this way and moving, there can't be sufficient openness and space for genuine conviction. IF..., differences with someone or their word/ideas/actions observed, by ...who, ...so, ...ever?
Movin' on: (my) Mission, isn't, to approach and email/comment on the observed example of something said, ought to comment, on? Without finding, and adding the linked URL, will name and reference the kind of talk in need for an alternative take for better, consideration?
REASON for a (proposed), Q 'n A Tool, is to somewhat explain where someone is likely at, without, having to re-write these impressions and reckoning time and again?
Recent viewing, provided a half-a-dozen interviews, with different peep. Do, two for now, and ...over the next hour. Although am not boverin' to link. Do tend to include web-based sources and make them easy to access, if following along? Will return and rewind/re-do both e.g.'s and dig deeper. Get, Tools Out, and/when, the soon coming, 'Christian Tool Kit Pt. 2' on Truthscoop.
A Tool/Kit, in aiding and offering critiques and should fill in the person's respective, Church context and general areas of church-life, ways/traditions, and like, (if, applicable?)
TWO examples and a little of what got me: 1. 'Milo' and Margie Phelps.
And., 2., 'Vlad' and John Salley. This one, references, two, separate, interviews.
Not going to re-watch/listen and share a bit-a-bout the ish/s, in dishin' up alternatives, (not brought up in their chat.)
A burst of burden, (my) chip in, on what's missing and shifts the picture and understanding.
Motivation? There's a whole lotta love and writing, with an eye-on the unseen. Rather, a sense and (my) Biblical reading, that countenances we attend God-ward. While not for imagening or speculating about; entities/ masquerading...
Two tribes. One lot, are all in, good for humanity, come, from God -or/and- the autonomous, rebellious... (out of fashion in certain, Theo/Ch., circles), and ...y'know-what, and, whom...?
Be, the..., other, lot.
[Update at 10.22], A genuine need, and accident/unexpected, requires I cut off, and out. Sorry, (for the second time). When get to return later, and what-ye-ever... do a new post, on Plant a Seed/here, and, Rock ON... the two e.g.s.
1. First Bit
A post to begin the Tool Kit exercise, introduced on Truthscoop. Trackback to the talks and interviews, and set the positions up, maintain, require attention? The need isn't to critique the individual claims themselves but survey theological popularity and credibility, across the contemporary church?
Somehow, don't expect, the Sunday Wire to come out with the speculative and present over-confidence or avoid the other side of the argument.
21 Wire is an outlet, big on the three words and dynamics in the title:
Comma, (Move On); Question Mark, (Dig deeper and wider, into, ... balancing; conviction, and openness); Full Stop, (The time and place to conclude and proclaim). All are fitting, yet it's the, when and the development of truer thinking. Baggage and ideas we carry in, are susceptible to loyalty, which can cause us to swallow and spit, lies and deception?
Off and on, The Wire, with the post-a-coming, on the ongoing, and as/when/...today.