I wrote this letter because I wanted to encourage and inspire a handful of people I knew. I wanted to succinctly document my theological learning and experiences over the past five years. I wanted to express the content in a familiar format so people can approach biblical letters with a renewed perspective.
Through its culture of reason and progress, the Enlightenment created a new environment for Christian faith and practice, particularly expressed through the complicated birth of evangelicalism. The Enlightenment consists of multiple people, events, behaviors, and ideas that stretch across a large breadth of time and place. The eighteenth century in particular has been most notably…… Continue reading Culture of Enlightenment Births Evangelicalism
What does it mean to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength?” I have pondered this question numerous times in my journey of faith. Loving God with all my strength was “easy” to practice as it meant faithfully…… Continue reading Loving God with a Social Imaginary of Expressive Individualism
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber argues that “practicality has somehow received the sanction of modern religious understanding, so that what appears to be purely pragmatic and egoistic behavior is actually religiously motivated in some way; [and] religious understanding has somehow been debunked within modern culture in such a way…… Continue reading The Influence of Economic Prosperity on Religious Flourishing: A Case Study of South Korea
By Timothy C. Tennent Zondervan, 2007295 pagesISBN-13: 978-0-310-27511-4$43.99 CAD In the era of late globalization, it is jarring that there is not a greater concern and focus on theological discussions with a global framework. Timothy C. Tennent’s Theology in the context of World Christianity is a much-needed work, particularly for theologians who still operate under…… Continue reading Book Review: Theology in the context of World Christianity: how the global church is influencing the way we think about and discuss theology
The three most important ideas presented in Jacques Ellul’s Money and Power, Craig Gay’s Cash Values, and Ron Sider’s Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger respectively are: 1) Christians ought to recognize the power of money before anything else; 2) Due to this power of money, it has formed its own ideology reshaping the…… Continue reading Power of Money, Ideology of Money, our Response to Money
Bitcoin has recently garnered a tremendous amount of attention, despite it having been around for nearly a decade. Momentous highlights include purchasing pizza with bitcoin as the first transaction completed to the Silk Road scandal where numerous illegal drugs were being sold. However, bitcoin attracted the most attention once its market value surpassed $10000 skyrocketing…… Continue reading Theological Reflection on Blockchain Revolution | How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World