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[Grid::Blog::Via Crucis 2007] It’s Not the Winning That Matters, It’s… | The End of Strategy [5]

Just got back this afternoon from darkest Wales, where there was no internet, no mobile coverage, and virtually no radio reception either. Just a wonderful beach, and an old clap-board cottage. Great medicine. Nice to come back to some good debate though. I just wanted to write a final post in the series (may be) [...]


[Grid::Blog::Via Crucis 2007] Constantine and ‘Power Church’ | The End of Strategy [4]

I’ve been attempting to argue over this series of posts that Jesus’ passion, in contrast to Judas’ scheming to catalyze Jesus into revolution, and Paul’s strategizing to get to Rome, critiques the power-plays that we try to make as Christians. Through Game Theory we have been duped into thinking our best strategy is to not [...]


[Grid::Blog::Via Crucis 2007] Game Theory: Jesus Loses | The End of Strategy [3]

In the previous two posts I’ve looked at the figures of Paul and Judas and proposed that both of them, in their separate ways, were ‘strategists’. They wanted things done, wanted to give Jesus an amazing opportunity. And they had ideas about how to do that. Judas and his catalyzing a revolution; Paul and his [...]


[Grid::Blog::Via Crucis 2007] Judas Catalyzes a Revolution | The End of Strategy [2]

In the previous post I looked at the parallels between Paul and Jesus’ approach to and arrest and trial in Jerusalem, and noted that the key difference between them was that while Jesus remained almost silent, Paul never shut up. I’m proposing that one of the reasons behind this is that in Paul we see [...]


[Grid::Blog::Via Crucis 2007] Toward Jerusalem: Jesus and Paul | The End of Strategy [1]

[I'm pleased to be part of the Via Crucis 2007 grid-blog... This is a series of 4 posts in 4 days pre-posted, as I'm going to be in the wilds of a Welsh beach that technology forgot.] I have been teaching an introductory course on Christianity to Year 7 (11/12 years old) over the past [...]