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Author: Emmanuel Cumplido

Manny lives in Providence, RI, with his amazing wife and two children. He holds an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and B.A. in Philosophy from University of Rhode Island. His academic research and writing has focused primarily on the doctrine of God, especially issues concerning divine ontology, time, aseity, transcendence, and the medieval debate concerning the "univocity of being". He is also deeply passionate about Anabaptist ethics and ecclesiology, and hopes to work in forming communities that exemplify the best of the Radical Reformation.


Palm Sunday

Jesus enters Jerusalem, by Giotto (click for source) Somehow, every Lent I’m drawn into reflection on Palm Sunday. It’s captured my imagination for years. The Gospel writers cite a prophetic song in Zechariah when...

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Christ Over Politicization

“To think of everything as political..to place everything in the hands of the state…to subordinate problems of the individual to problems of the group….these factors characterize the politicization of modern man and, as such, comprise a myth” -Ellul, The Political Illusion

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The Need for an Anabaptist Political Theology

…the glib pronouncement of an “agreement to disagree” between Christians of all political persuasions will not move the Church further into a unified mission. It will not stop laymen and laywomen from engaging, or not engaging, and it will not help them live more faithfully. What is needed is a deeper, consistent, call to a political theology shaped by the teachings of Christ and New Testament. I have found this nowhere better expressed than by the Radical Reformers…

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