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What is Theological Graffiti?

Graffiti is a term that dates back to Roman times and refers to etchings found in places like the Catacombs. It originates from the Greek word meaning simply “to write.” But modern graffiti is the visual art form of the global hip hop culture. With such affiliation, it connotes participation in a counter-cultural movement. Graffiti is the “voice of the streets”; it’s both a cry and a shout.

Theology is simply “God-talk” (from the Greek words theos for God and logos for logic or word). But theology is sometimes thought of as little more than philosophical syllogisms about God. However, theology is much more than that. Theology is also the sum total of one’s thoughts about God, the world, humanity, the Church, and the future. Every person brings their whole self to theology. Therefore, Theological Graffiti is a blog about both the message and the method—a blog about the Gospel of Jesus communicated in a technological world.

About T. C.

TC_Profile_Pic_Collar_HundredsFirst and foremost, I’m a Jesus-disciple. That means my first priority in life is imitating Jesus in his self-giving love for all people, but particularly for those on the margins. Jesus rescued me from a self-destructive life when I was 17 years old—and he continues to rescue me even now.

“God is a Father to the fatherless…
He sets the lonely in families.”

– Psalm 68.5-6

I’m a product of hip hop culture, and I love to study, write, and teach theology. Theology should be in dialogue with the context of the city, never abstracted.

For more about me, visit my personal website.

Following Jesus

I became a Jesus-disciple at 16, shortly before my 17th birthday. Jesus rescued me from self-destruction, planted me in his family, and revealed my purpose to me. Because of Jesus, I’ve been transformed. Following Jesus is about Love and Allegiance and Mission. Find out more about following Jesus.

Dialogue

Feedback is welcome here—and I don’t even mind if you disagree with me. However, I do ask that all discussion on this blog be conducted in a spirit of charity. This blog is not primarily a forum for debating topics; self-expression is its primary purpose. Comments that aren’t offered in a respectful manner will be removed, and trolls will be banned.

Contact

If you’d like to contact me, follow me on Twitter, friend me on Facebook, or email me.

Shalom,
T. C.

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