What God said

A recent stroll around my blog neighbourhood ended up with getting into slightly unfamiliar territory. I can’t quite recall the route that got me there, though I seem to remember it had something to do with Rob Bell, John Piper, Hell and Emerging/Emergent church. After Gurdur’s recent post about ghettos and suburbs on the blog, one or two of us felt challenged to “get out more.

Well, the place I ended up is the blog of Drew G. I. Hart, a “Hip-hop/Freestyle theologian” who writes from a Black American perspective – a viewpoint I, as a white English Anglican minister, am not at all familiar with. But perhaps I should be. It is too easy to get the impression that Western European/American Christian theology IS Christian theology and ignore that others have a different experience of, and take on, the Bible and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Sometimes what we think hear God saying needs to be balanced by listening to what others believe they are hearing too. Anyway, I have added Drew’s blog to my Reader list and look forward to learning from him and others in his community.

As a taster, this video appears in Drew’s latest post, and like him I found it very provoking. Enjoy (if that’s the right word).

Well, what did you make of it?

What new places in the blogosphere have interested you recently?

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