Emergence 3.0 A Novel – In One Page Per Day Day 080, Wednesday March 21st, 2018 Chapter Three: Mission The Observers left the Continuum to live ordinary lives with the people of the Empire, returning every one-hundred solar cycles to re-enter the collective consciousness, to feed both the triumphs and tragedies they had witnessed to […]Read more "Emergence 3.0 – Section Two, The Continuum; Part Eleven, The Observers; Chapter Three, Mission"
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.02.04 The Beginning In Mark’s Gospel the mission of Jesus, its purpose is often treated as a mystery, not a total mystery, but an open secret. This is evidenced by the claim that Jesus cast out devils, curing those who were afflicted by them, but forbade them from […]Read more "A Homily – Mark 1:29 – 39 ©"
Emergence 3.0 A Novel – One Page Per Day Day 002, Tuesday January 2nd, 2018 Prolog: Part Two – Mission Your role is to witness; to touch, to listen, to taste. You must experience their art; their music, their speech, their culture. You are to participate and observe, to synthesize and contextualize the peek experiences […]Read more "Emergence 3.0, Prolog: Part Two – Mission"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 246, September 3rd, 2017 Chapter One: Return Jim drifted in obscurity for eons. He had been silent, as such he had again been forgotten. When he had prepared himself, and was ready, he asserted his voice in the […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-four, Selected, Collected Chapters"
Part I Christianity is a missionary religion. Preaching and teaching is a central component of its dogma, and the injunction to make converts appears in the earliest of Church writings. The Gospel of Matthew gives the church “The Great Commission,” 28:19 – 20 “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the […]Read more "A Bleak History of Christian Mission – Collected Parts"
With the advent of the imperial Church (early 4th century CE), Christian missionaries, teachers of the faith, began to be used as a means of spreading the civic apparatus of the Roman Empire. Ulfilas, the “apostle to the Goths” was instrumental in bringing the Gothic people into the fold of the Roman Empire.[i] He […]Read more "A Bleak History of Christian Mission – Part III"
The exact time is not clear, but within a couple of hundred years after the death of Jesus, prior to the ascendancy of Saint Constantine (c. 300 CE), the Emperor who de-criminalized Christianity, endorsed it, and made it the official religion of the state, as Christianity was becoming a dominant force in the Major urban […]Read more "A Bleak History of Christian Mission – Part II"