According to some Christian outlooks we were made for another world. Perhaps, rather, we were made for
this world to recreate, reclaim, and renew unto God's future aspiration by the power of His Spirit. - R.E. Slater
Secularization theory has been massively falsified. We don't live in an age of secularity. We live in an age of
explosive, pervasive religiosity... an age of religious pluralism. - Peter L. Berger
Exploring the edge of life and faith in a post-everything world. - Todd Littleton
I don't need another reason to believe, your love is all around for me to see. - anon
Thou art our need; and in giving us more of thyself thou givest us all. - Khalil Gibran, Prayer XXIII
Be careful what you pretend to be. You become what you pretend to be. - Kurt Vonnegut
Religious beliefs, far from being primary, are often shaped and adjusted by our social goals. - Jim Forest
People, even more than things, need to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. - anon
... Certainly God's love has made fools of us all. - R.E. Slater
An apocalyptic Christian faith doesn't wait for Jesus to come, but for Jesus to become in our midst. - R.E. Slater
Christian belief in God begins with the cross and resurrection of Jesus, not with rational apologetics. - Eberhard Jüngel, Jürgen Moltmann
Our knowledge of God is through the 'I-Thou' encounter, not in finding God at the end of a syllogism or argument.
There is a grave danger in any Christian treatment of God as an object. The God of Jesus Christ and Scripture is
irreducibly subject and never made as an object, a force, a
power, or a principle that can be manipulated. - Emil Brunner
Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh means "I will be that who I have yet to become." - God (Ex 3.14)
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. - Thomas Merton
The church is God's world-changing social experiment of bringing unlikes and differents to the Eucharist/Communion table
to share life with one another as a new kind of family. When this happens we show to the world what love, justice, peace,
reconciliation, and life together is designed by God to be. The church is God's show-and-tell for the world to see how God wants
us to live as a blended, global, polypluralistic family united with one will, by one Lord, and baptized by one Spirit. - anon
The cross that is planted at the heart of the history of the world cannot be uprooted. - Jacques Ellul

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blog Update: How to Proceed vs. Present Commitments


The last several weeks I've had to become involved in the life-and-death issues of my father related to his health and life-continuance as it begins to turn towards a steady decline. This medical condition will not immediately pass and will require several weeks or months of my attention over which time I am unsure how involved I can presently be in theological research and writing on contemporary issues.
 
Additionally, I have also been giving some thought and prayer to finishing my incomplete masses of poems and poetic stories which I had left off from a couple of years ago when beginning this blog site.

Another task I have also been considering is the re-writing of the many articles I have published here at Relevancy22 in order to place these in some kind of an online book format that readers may print off through Amazon at their discretion.

Lastly, I would like to have readers take over this site in the sense of disseminating its ideas and prose. The content herein should no longer be mine but belong to those who feel blessed and helped by its articles and messages. And based upon that information I could then re-package those articles by stepping-them-back into a timeless format that might supersede the events and issues of our day.
 
Hence, there is a lot to think and pray about. Which does not mean that this site, or my poetry site will be discontinued, only that I cannot give to them the attention that I have these past four years. Your help and consideration as always have been appreciated.
 
May the Lord continue to bless and direct you in the ways that are pleasing to Him.
 
To God be the glory,
 
R.E. Slater
May 19, 2013
 
 
 
 

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