Articles By Samir

“Does Biblical Worldview Emerge? A Look Ahead,” Porpoise Diving Life, February 2010

More than any time in history, the ethics of the interpreter have become the ethics of the text. In the case of Christianity, the way we read the Bible is always emerging along with a renewing biblical worldview that accompanies it. Part of what it means to be a Christian is to struggle with the way we read our Scripture. The living word requires a living relationship. There must be a distance and not only an embrace—a tension. If we read the Bible faithfully for our time and place, it will demand the engagement of our entire being, requiring more from us, not less.

“A Felicitous Journey,” Re-Church Network, 20 July 2009

In the parlance of traditional Christian spirituality, terms journey and path have been a way of comforting us on the demanding race of Christian life towards achieving an overwhelmingly all-encompassing perfect image of “being Christlike.” … In contrast, Caputo (by Caputo, I mean Caputo and his cohort of philosophers) offers us cor inquietum (“restless heart”) and homo viator (“human being ever under way”), in other words: discomfort. He describes these spiritual journeys, paths, and maps (notice his “irreducible pluralism”) in quite un-inviting terms.

“Two-way evangelism: Needed, humility and humanity,” Ministry Magazine, May 2005

“Loving the city,” Ministry Magazine, July 2002

“Pastoring the postmodern frontline (part 2),” Ministry Magazine, September 2001

“Pastoring on the postmodern frontline (part 1),” Ministry Magazine, July 2001

“It’s Not All About Today,” emergentvillage.com, 6 July 2009