Colloquial Christianity: Finding God Outside of Theology by George Elerick
to deny that culture has and is changing. The very incarnation of Jesus isabout God invading culture. God participating and interacting with andwithin culture. The incarnation shows a God who is curious enough to try onnew skin. If Christianity claims to follow Jesus than we too should followsuit and re-incarnate ourselves into a new skin that speaks and participatesin this new emerging culture.
the sting of second thoughts.
My first word was 'chocolate', not mom or dad, just chocolate. Which hasbeen indicative of my life affair with the narcotic of chocolate, which I amsure will ensue for the rest of my life. Chocolate will probably be mytravelling companion through adventure of life. Much like language. Ineeded language to say my first word. I must have heard chocolate plenty of times when I was crawling around diaper-less. Sometimes our words formbefore we are fully aware of their value in a conversation. Language is anintegral part of our society. For those who don't have the ability to speak,they use their body; we call that ‘sign language’. We all have a set of languages we bring into a conversation. The language of they eyes, feet,hands, mouth, hands and arms to name a few. Each stance we make sayssomething about receptivity to what is being said. We've heard it said that90% of what you're saying isn't coming out of your mouth. Our body seems tosubconsciously translate for us. When I was in elementary school, theteacher would spend most of her time giving me these long lectures on howI would need to listen more rather than try to find ways to hang-glide acrossthe desks. Her arms were closed across her chest in a defensive posture, at