Embodying the Ways of Jesus: Martin Luther King, Jr.

mlk jr.jpg

Today marks a day of remembrance for a man who pioneered one of the greatest developments in modern American history – the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Or, better articulated, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., helped open the doors of dignity and respect for our African-American brothers and sisters. For he knew, was correctly convinced, that these honors were due to all humanity created in the image of God.

And as I have pondered who this man actually was and what he actually did, I realize that he embodied the ways of Jesus in a unique way, in a way that gets easily overlooked in our western evangelical context.

How so? Continue reading

Top Reads of 2016

Old books

It’s time for an annual tradition here at The Prodigal Thought. I’m listing my top reads of the year for 2016. Some of these books I have reviewed; some of them I’ve simply posted an article on particular points that struck me from the book. Either way, I have left links to read more of my thoughts on the books.

The list comes in no particular order. Continue reading

A Dragon Eating Jesus?

OXYGEN

There are a lot of Advent blog posts floating around these days. Makes sense, knowing it’s the Advent season. I have joined in the festivities myself with a post on the hope of Advent. But there is one blog post in particular that seems to have caught the attention of many. It’s Chad Bird’s When a Dragon Tried to Eat Jesus: The Nativity Story We Don’t Talk About.

The post particularly considers the words of Revelation 12: Continue reading

The Snowman

the-snowman

During the time that I lived in the UK, I was introduced to varying little cultural aspects of life there: curry, the pubs, full English breakfasts, jacket potatoes with baked beans, football (soccer), scones, tea breaks every couple of hours, driving on the other side of the road along with steering from the other side of the car, and many other things.

But during the Christmas holidays, I was particularly introduced to The Snowman. Continue reading