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Today @ Healingsprings fellowship

Last week I laid the foundations for the book of Ruth. 
In comparison to other writing in the Old Testament, this book presents an unconventional story of race relations in ancient antiquity. 

The story challenged social and cultural norms, and theology in new and radical ways at the time it was written, as it does today. 

During the course of my lecture, I discussed Jewish relation with Gentiles (non-Jews). We looked at early assimilation under the following three headers: the mixed multitude, the inhabitants of the land of Canaan, and converts to Judaism. 

Today I will be building on these gains, with a closer look at conversion to Judaism, and how this is reflected in New Testament doctrine and theology.

This book poses tough questions to the thinking Christian. Perhaps most importantly it equips us with ideas for contextualisation of our faith in a postmodern world.

So join us on this epic journey into purpose, meaning and destiny.

3pm

The English Room,

Bexleyheath Academy,

Woolwich Road,

Bexleyheath, 

Kent DA6 7DA

Ps: Big thank you to all who helped towards the rent arrears. The Lord will meet you at the point of your need.

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This Sunday @ Healingsprings fellowship!

If you are in Chadwell St Mary or the surrounding area, please note that I will be speaking at the Community Church Chadwell, under the theme: 

How To Make A Difference In Our Broken World. 

This talk will focus on contextualisation using the Emmanuel (God with us in the here and now) Principle. 

In other words, how we can make the scriptures relevant to the challenges facing our world locally and globally. 
So, join me for their 9:30am service at:
Community Church Chadwell

8 Defoe Parade,

Chadwell St. Mary, 

RM16 4QR

“Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7

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Today @ Healingsprings fellowship

Unlike Amos, Hosea’s take on the spiritual state of Israel and Judah is slightly different. For Hosea, the faith had to modernise. As such, contextualisation of imagery and language were his tools of choice in this final attempt to win the hearts and minds of the people back to Yahweh.
At this crucial point in the history of his people, how far can he adapt contextualisation without loosing the essence of his faith? 
So, like most thinkers and theologians worth their salt today, this dear friends was Hosea’s dilemma. Hosea saw a thin line between obscurity and syncretism in his quest for a safe space for his reform agenda. 

Join us as we explore the poetry, history, culture, spirituality landscape, theology, philosophy, teaching, vision and worldview of Hosea; and its application and relevance in our time.
In the words of the prophet: 

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. – Hosea 4:6

3pm, The English Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Road, Bexley DA6 7DA

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