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I’ve spent too much of this week darting from TV to twitter to facebook, so it’s flown by. The novelty of politics getting more attention than League (even if it was for all the wrong reasons) still hasn’t worn off. It’s a good time to be a Queenslander, I suppose. How was your week?

On bodies

John Swinton What the body remembers: theological reflections on dementia

A good deal of theology, and indeed much of our worship, pivots on the assumption that the theologian is addressing an individuated, experiencing, cognitively able self, perceived as a reasoning, thinking, independent, decision-making being. This cognitively able self is assumed to have the potential to know and understand certain things about God – a God who is available at an intellectual level through such things as Scripture, revelation, prayer, or by means of some or other form of communicable spiritual experience…

 

At a basic level, the assertion that “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:10), requires a certain level of subjectivity, awareness and cognitive competence. But what happens if you cannot confess the Lord with your mouth? How do we understand the spiritual lives of those who have no idea and can have no cognitive idea about who “the Lord” is? How can you call upon the name of the Lord and be saved if you have forgotten who the Lord is? What does it mean to be a disciple when you don’t know who Jesus is or you have forgotten who he is?

 

That is the question I want to explore here: What does it mean to be a disciple when you have forgotten who Jesus is?

On gay marriage

Roger Olson Church, Marriage, Culture and the Law

On mission

Here’s Arthur Davis explaining why we need to get over our social justice vs evangelism dichotomy. An introduction to mission as transformation.

On personality types

Slackpropagation on “geek” vs “nerd”. This guy is probably the uber-nerd. He’s defined geek and nerd and then analysed twitter data to graph the relative nerdiness or geekiness of topics. I love it.

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He also recommends a website which finds out which Myers Briggs your blog or website is. www.typealyzer.com. This site came up as INTP (I’m normally ENTJ, but I’m trying to tone down the J).

On Labor politics

Scott Stephens The resurrection of Kevin Rudd

If you haven’t had enough yet, you could play Labor Partyopoly (thanks first dog on the moon).

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