A Blog of a very ordinary ‘bloke’!
My name is Nelu Balaj and I am a Christian. I live in Scotland and I belong to the Church of Scotland (where I am a minister of two churches St Vigeans Church linked with Knox’s Church in Arbroath, Scotland). Until May 2009 I worked for the Action of Churches Together in Scotland, and for those who are looking for a faith ‘testimonial’: I see myself as an ecumenist and a ‘progressive’ Christian. Previously I have been a very active member (for over 20 years, or since 1983) of the Romanian Baptist Church. Among other qualifications I hold a Doctor of Theology degree in Missiology from the University of Birmingham, UK.
You will see that my interests are quite broad (ranging from: mission, practical theology, political theology, hermeneutics etc.), but I have to be honest, I like a little bit of controversy!
I use this blog as a kind of ‘book mark’, where I can ‘hang up’ some of those ‘things’ that I come across and catch my attention, which I find ‘interesting’ (a very subjective term though). Therefore expect only sporadic reflections on items posted.
A little note of caution here: ‘The items posted here do not necessary reflect the view of the blog owner’. So you have been warn, if you think you can put me in a box, well, think again!
Disclaimer: the views expressed in this blog are of the authors, unless specified, and these views are not necessarily representative of the organisations I work for or I am associated with.