I am a son, father, a husband, a brother, and a born again child of God through Jesus Christ. I am an evolving human being. I write about religion, theology, philosophy, study, Christian spirituality and life. I have a BA in Theological Studies and I am presently completing my M.Div. I like to think of this weblog as a sort of virtual notebook, in which I scribble random and pithy thoughts regarding Jesus the Christ, Christianity and culture.
Name: Shawn Anthony
Orginization: Brethren in Christ Church
Title: Preparing for Ministry
Primary Email: [email protected]
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I am also a member of the Brethren in Christ Church. I share the core values of the BIC Church, which are:
Experiencing God's Love and Grace
We value the free gift of salvation in Christ Jesus and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
Believing the Bible
We value the Bible as God's authoritative Word, study it together, and build our lives on its truth.
We value heartfelt worship that is God-honoring, Spirit-directed, and life-changing.
We value whole hearted obedience to Christ Jesus through the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.
Belonging to the Community of Faith
We value integrity in relationships and mutual accountability in an atmosphere of grace, love, and acceptance.
Witnessing to the World
We value an active and loving witness for Christ to all people.
We value serving others at their point of need, following the example of our Lord Jesus.
We value all human life and promote forgiveness, understanding, reconciliation, and non-violent resolution of conflict.
We value uncluttered lives, which free us to love boldly, give generously, and serve joyfully.
Relying on God
We confess our dependence on God for everything, and seek to deepen our intimacy with Him by living prayerfully.
He Who Creates Abstract Names!
You may be wondering what in the world the name "Lo-Fi Tribe" is supposed to mean. Well, let's do some weblog etymology, shall we?
1. "Lo-Fi" : from "Low Fidelity" describes a sound recording which contains accidental artifacts, like distortion, or environmental noise, or a recording which has a limited frequency response. This stands in contrast to high fidelity or "hi-fi". (tip: Wikipedia)
Life itself is lived in "Lo-Fi." Our individual daily journeys are laden with "accidental artifacts, distortion, and environmental noise," metaphorically speaking. Our lives can be likened to living recordings desperately trying to escape the obvious but inescapable confines of a spitefully natural limited frequency response (our wires are frayed, to say the least). All of this noise distracts us from the call of Jesus Christ. Yet, in the midst of all the background noise, the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be heard and embraced.
2. "Tribe" : Humanity and the human condition. Yes, like it or not, we are all living this life together. We are immutably inter-connected as a species, people, and global, or macro- tribe. My Tribe lives in the Kingdom Jesus pointed toward, the Kingdom of God, or KOG for those who like crazy sounding acronyms.
Thus the weblog name: "Lo-Fi Tribe." The subject matter, style, and thematic thrust of this blog all stem from the name given to it and its meaning.
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