The social unrest recently experienced in Charlottesville, Virginia might lead some Christians to believe that “racism” is a human evil practiced only by white Nationalists and Neo-Nazi. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Racism is also an issue deeply rooted in America’s theological history. In fact, here I argue that “faulty theology” is the root of all racial evils. Allow me to share one historical example: One of these two men has been called “America’s Spiritual Founding Father“, while the other is regarded as the Founder of the “Methodist” movement. Although they were ministerial colleagues, George Whitefield and John Wesley… Continue Reading
Friends, I have not written in a while. I have been really busy lately. Those who know my situation would most likely concur with my assessment. Nevertheless, I feel the need to address a situation that is currently plaguing the Latin American world; (And I plan to do so in 800 words of less) It’s kind of funny that I initially set out to write this entry in Spanish, but if I would have done so I would have missed the intended audience. That in itself encompasses the goal of this short message. Should anything be translated? Sure, why not?… Continue Reading
2016 is fast approaching! As you can imagine, we are getting ready for yet another electoral season! This is the time where we, “mere Christians”, prepare to be bombarded by what I call “politico-religious demagoguery”, (prd). What is that?―you may ask.
I. Relato & Contexto: Una de las características que más me impresiona de Jesús durante su ministerio en Galilea es su sagacidad pedagógica. En los evangelios podemos leer como los opositores de Jesús siempre le tendían “emboscadas teológicas” con el deseo de desprestigiarlo. Sin embargo, con su sabiduría divina, el Maestro no tan solo resolvía las polémicas presentadas sino que también tornaba los episodios de provocación en momentos de aprendizaje para el beneficio de todos sus oyentes. Este es el patrón pedagógico que encontramos en el muy conocido relato de Lucas 10:25-37; “la parábola del buen samaritano”. A manera de… Continue Reading