God is trouble for the status quo

God is trouble for the status quo

Process theologies and Liberation theologies both provide a valuable resource – even for those who do not subscribe to them wholesale. You don’t have to be an adherent of these approaches to hear the critique that they raise and allow those questions to interrogate the given order of things. In the forward to their famous … Continue reading

Christianity Without a Cross?

Christianity Without a Cross?

On last week’s TNT I introduced a thought experiment: take the cross out of the Jesus story and see what you can still do. This thought experiment appeals to me for two reasons: Modern Protestants have overdone it on the cross. The incarnation and resurrection hold far more interest and power. I have started to … Continue reading

October Update 2015

A quick video to let you know about 3 things: family stuff school stuff online stuff Oct 9 from Bo Sanders on Vimeo. I’m going to try to blog Tuesdays and Thursdays – I would love to know what you want to address and chat about.

Bo’s Bookshelf

Bo’s Bookshelf

I like Top 10 lists … and I love books.  These lists of books that have been going around FB lately have been an interesting snapshot to see what books have impacted folks.  Here is my ‘Top 10 Books that have stuck with me’ list and I would love to see yours.   – Books … Continue reading

ABC WrapUp

ABC WrapUp

The ABC’s of Theology series has come to an end. Below is a list of all the posts and podcasts. I had planned to do a second round of the alphabet for theologians who you need to know about. That will, unfortunately, need to wait for another day. A family situation and a new semester … Continue reading

Z is for Zebra (evolution)

Z is for Zebra (evolution)

I was taught to refute evolution. It was a cornerstone to apologetics. Zebras and their stripes were a primary example used to refute evolution. If the stripes are for camouflaging a herd of zebras from predators … the first striped offspring would have actually stood out from the heard and thus been an easy target. … Continue reading

Y is for Y2K (apocalypse)

Y is for Y2K (apocalypse)

In December 1999 I got a call from a newspaper reporter. They were calling pastors and religious leaders in our city to see what they were telling their people about Y2K.  When the article came out I was the only pastor who was telling their people not to worry and that the real fear was … Continue reading

X is for X-ray (technology)

X is for X-ray (technology)

Something a little different today.  100 years ago was the beginning of what became known as World War I. I am fascinated by the changes that have come in that 100 year period. The transition from the 19th to the 20th century houses a fascinating and rapid shift in both politics and technology (to name … Continue reading