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"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 078, March 19th, 2017 Chapter One: Identification The Continuum almost exclusively selected the Observers from among its members who had returned to consciousness, after falling into deep silence. Those members disturbed the collective, questioning the purpose and meaning of […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Two, The Continuum; Part Eleven, The Observers – Collected Chapters"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 001, January 1st, 2017 Prolog: Part One – Philosophy A planet is like a garden, to some it is a farm. What is the difference? Farms are harvested for the greater good. Gardens are cultivated for the pleasure […]Read more "Emergence 2.0, In Fifty-five Words, Prolog – Collected Parts"
Selected; Part Thirty-four, Chapter One: Return Pt. 34, Ch. 01 Jim drifted in obscurity; silent, and forgotten. When he asserted his voice in the Continuum there was astonishment. #Emergence Selected; Part Thirty-four, Chapter Two: Commission Pt. 34, Ch. 02 Continuum did not want him; a relic lingering in its subconscious; judging them. Jim […]Read more "Emergence: Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Thirty-four, Selected, Collected Chapters"
The Gospel of the Day – 2016.07.03 Mission The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Luke 10:1-12 & 17-20 ©"