This is a review I wrote to complete an online course: Smith uses Michel de Certeau's theoretical framework to outline the situation of online pedagogy. The Learning Management System (LMS) is depicted as the overarching structure ("strategies," according to de Certeau). It has caused much uneasiness to theological educators who are transiting from traditional, non-digital … Continue reading Review on “Makeshifting the LMS: Strategies and Tactics in the Digital Classroom” by Eric C. Smith
If there's no vision, "Christian" leaders asking for submission are calling for followers to submit to them instead of God. Christian leaders are often frustrated when followers don't follow them. They shouldn't be. Technically and ultimately, all Christians are Jesus Christ's followers. Christian leaders should be concerned when those entrusted to them are not following … Continue reading Don’t follow leaders that have no Vision!
The protest against lockdowns amid the threats of Coronavirus (Covid-19) is due to the perceived infringement of human rights and economical plight. Both of the above are main concerns only in a liberal society, where members of society are defined by individualistic being having unquestionable human rights and freedom to seek their interests. In countries … Continue reading Coronavirus and the Liberal Society
via The Patristic Rather than the Protestant, Calvin: Calvin's Doctrine of Theosis and Ontological Salvation in Con-versation With Irenaeus
Is inefficiency a spiritual problem? Or contrarily, is efficiency a sign of hastiness and impatience, hence a kind of spiritual deficiency? The answer to the questions above depends on which culture you are coming from. We operate according to our respective culture or worldview. Those who are raised in a modernist culture where efficiency is … Continue reading Efficiency and Spirituality in the Church
Some time ago I shared an infograph on my instagram (I shared it from somewhere. I lost track of the source. Please let me know if you own the image) and received some positive responses. I feel that I might as well outline my other concerns with the church today. Yes we are in a … Continue reading Consumerist Church vs Missional Church
This is a long-awaited and much needed treatment on the subject of mission, the book of Acts and their relation to the contemporary context. Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context (American Society of Missiology)
There is a postmodern theology. Although the term 'postmodern' might be overused, it still mean something. Modernity has passed. Not all elements of modernism has left us, just as not all of Medieval left Enlightenment Europe, or tribal/traditional culture left the developed Asian countries of today. Yet, postmodernity has arrived. Whenever the overarching, over-confident meta-narrative … Continue reading Theology in the 21st Century
I have posted some pieces about inculturation earlier and the posts have been receiving on average 3 views per day ever since. I am currently writing a paper on 'redefining inculturation', attempting to propose a more comprehensive definition for inculturation. My previous posts were mainly a combination of thoughts and theology from the Roman Catholic … Continue reading Inculturation Explained (con’t)
East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu Click to find a series of infographics designed by Yang LIU, a Chinese living in Germany. Question to ponder: If these are cultural outlook what would be the underlying worldview, beliefs and values which cause these?
I have been using Microsoft Word as my standard essay and dissertation writing tool. Recently I came across Scrivener, a writing tool for Mac OS and Windows which also includes many project management functions. It enables me to drag and drop sections of my writings whenever I need to reorganise the structure. It also allows … Continue reading Recommended Writing Tools for Thesis/Dissertation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICHovRHJAYY Tom Wirght talks about the gospel. I have doing some research on inculturation. One of the main confusions people have - be they Roman Catholics or Protestants - is whether the 'gospel' interacts with 'culture' or actually the church, the Christian faith or Christ Himself does so. Of course I have my own conclusion … Continue reading What is the Gospel?