|Books I am currently reading.
Engaging the Powers by Walter Wink
The simultaneity of creation, fall, and redemption means that God at one and the same time upholds a given political or economic system, since some such system is required to support human life; condemns that system insofar as it is destructive of full human actualization; and pressess for its transformation in a more humane order. Conservatives stress the first, revolutionaries the second, reformers the third. The Christian is expected to hold together all three. p.67
The God Gene by Dean Hamer
Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann
We need to ask if our consciousness and imagination have been so assaulted and co-opted by the royal consciousness that we have been robbed of the courage or power to think an alternative thought.p.39
God's Politics by Jim Wallis
Whether conservative or liberal Christians, or members of other faith groups, or just spiritual seekers, we are all guilty of succumbing to a diminished religiosity that is characterized by privatized belief systems, devoid of the prophetic and social witness of Jesus and the prophets--ultimately, nothing more than 'small-s' spirituality that is really only ad hoc wish fulfillment or a collection of little self-help techniques we use to take the edge off our materialistic rat-race lives. p. 36