Evangeliska Frikyrkans (EFK) ordförande, Stefan Swärd, efterlyser teologer som arbetar med den "verkliga" världen som för honom är ekonomi och politik. Så låt mig då ge ett tips (jag har bara orkat ögna igenom artikeln jag här tipsar om...). Men en intressant teolog från England - Phillip Blond - har lanserat begreppet "red toryism" för att komma bortom både vänster - högerskalan och en liberal markandsekonomi.

Kristen nation - what?

Idag är det nationaldag. Vad är det vi firar? Det är något ambivalent över att fira en nation. Låt mig bjuda på en intressant intervju med Greg Boyd som skrivit boken "The Myth of a Christian Nation" - det handlar om USA - men skulle lika gärna kunnat handla om Sverige. Det passar väl på en nationaldag.

Jesus älskar dig

Hmmm ... vad är det nu evangeliet går ut på ...?

43”You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

On hating writing

Kim Fabricius has a nice piece on writing in a little comment to a recent discussion on F&T about the way Barth changed as he was writing his dogmatics and a famous remark from Foucault concerning writing:

13You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Blessings of Postmodernity

Quote from a conversation with N.T Wright which you will find here.

In a previous blog I introduced Gerhard Lohfink’s suggestion that wholeness is the key to the Sermon and in another I gave his arguments for this claim. But what about the arguments for Matt 5:48 being about wholeness? Does “perfect” (teleios) mean “wholeness”?

Undivided loyalty to God also entails… undividedness towards the neighbor.

Jacques Ellul on prayer

Jacques Ellul

Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible.