Posted in May 2012

3 things many Christians may not know (but should)

3 things many Christians may not know (but should)

originally published as “I’m not sure most Christians know that“ I was reading a fascinating article by Terry Eagelton where he was reviewing Dawkin’s book (the God Delusion) specifically and refuting the new atheist en mass. He took them to task for not knowing much about theology – which, in his mind, is a major … Continue reading

Reflecting on Pentecost part 2 (duck the dove)

Reflecting on Pentecost part 2 (duck the dove)

Originally posted as “Poetics of Pentecost“ This past weekend was Pentecost – here is part 2 of my reflection. Hopefully, most here agree that reading the Bible like contract, constitution, instructional manual or newspaper report is wholly unhelpful [since that is my starting point]. Yet when it comes to Pentecost – it’s almost as if … Continue reading

Reflecting on Pentecost part 1

Reflecting on Pentecost part 1

Originally posted as “A funny thing happened on the way to Pentecost“ This past weekend was Pentecost in the liturgical calendar. As one who emerged from a charismatic evangelical background and is now employed at a mainline church, this is my favorite Sunday of the whole year! Here are just 3 funny things about Pentecost … Continue reading

Limits in (religious) Language

Limits in (religious) Language

I just finished my semester this past week and was going through my desktop cleaning up all the icons when I discovered this post and realized that I had put it up over here yet. It was originally posted at HBC I like reading Lindbeck.* I used to say that I love Lindbeck but I … Continue reading