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Community - More Than a Word
Written by Conrade Yap   
Friday, 20 June 2014 08:48

Community - More Than a Word

 

The C word is a common theme for the past two weeks as we journey through the book of Deuteronomy. In Deuteronomy 14, God addresses Israel as a people, not individuals as He gives them direct instructions about food and tithing. With regards to food, they are to eat not because of what their stomachs like, but according to the calling they have received: to be a “people holy to the LORD” (Deut 14:21c). With regards to tithing, they are to give or receive not according to individual needs but according to community concerns. There is a strong sense of making sure the have-nots share something with the haves. That is the kind of community that God is calling Israel to be: Caring, Covenant-keeping, and Community living. Rules and regulations are not just an end in themselves. They are crucial to the sustenance and building up of a community of God Israel has been called to be.

 

The word “Community” is a widely used term in our society. There are community centers; community housing; community colleges; community businesses; and social assistance groups for the community. I regularly get telephone calls for donations to the “community” I live in. Some ask for used clothes or utensils to give away. Others ask for a flat out donation. Some even go door-to-door to solicit funds. From girl guide cookie sales to various religious fundraising events, people approach us because they all need something from us. Unfortunately, the “Community” in this instance has been reduced to transactions and commercial interactions. It is more of a “collection of individuals” for a commercial cause rather than a “community of people” with a common purpose.

 

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Theology of Food and Eating - Deut 14
Written by John Tsang   
Monday, 16 June 2014 08:09

Theology of Food and Eating - Deut 14

 

When I first started attending Regent, I heard of this mythical figure who apparently lived on one of the Vancouver Islands and when he came to teach a course, he supposedly slept in his office because he didn’t have a home here in the city.  He looked like a Christian hippie out of the 60’s with an unkept goatee and taught these strange courses about creation and food.  Every summer, he would take students on a two week adventure which involved rowing/sailing around the Gulf Islands, wilderness exploration, and cooking and eating together … and you can actually get a full course credit!  The me of 12 years ago thought that this sounded a bit hokey and strange.   This course has become so popular at Regent that there is a lottery system in order for a student to get in.  This mythical figure does exist, his name is Loren Wilkinson and here is a glimpse of his class on Technology, Wilderness, and Creation, Food - Communion, Community, and Creation.


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I Shop Therefore I Am (NOT)
Written by Conrade Yap   
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 16:14

On Sunday, we were given a chance to imagine ourselves as Martians observing the lifestyle of ordinary folks in our society. Without interviews or speaking to anyone, we were then asked about what human lifestyle is. In a nutshell, it is about consumerism, especially about what kind of gods people worship. From the malls to online advertisements, it is hard to run away from the clutches of the consumeristic society. We are all consumers. The question is, are we defined by what we consume? I can quickly hear echoes of “Of course not!” in my imagination on Sunday. Let me now put the question in another way. Why do marketers invest millions of dollars every year to advertise their products, showcase their services, and create special deals to entice people to buy more stuff? These marketers are smart people. They know what it takes to get people to buy. One clever way is how to place the most essential products.

 

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