Filed under Theology

The Meat and Potatoes of Theology

The Meat and Potatoes of Theology

Have you ever overheard two doctors talking to each in medical speak? Ever had a plumber try to explain to you why this or that fixture/joint is not compatible with this or that coping/fitting? Ever gone to a ‘do it yourself’ weekend-warrior class at the hardware store, then tried to rewire/retrofit that thing only to … Continue reading

That Liberal Label

That Liberal Label

It has been a while since I posted here and part of the reason for that is that I have embroiled in a bit of a kerfuffle. I didn’t go looking for it but it came and found me. Anyway, here is a part of my response to all of the hullabaloo. Once is an … Continue reading

America is like God – both can ask for your life

America is like God – both can ask for your life

Charles Taylor, in his book Modern Social Imaginaries,  utilizes the term ‘social imaginary’ to refer to god-like capacity described by Benedict Anderson in Imagined Communities.  The term encompasses a threefold meaning: First is the way that ordinary people “imagine” their surroundings in images, stories, and legends. Second is the general acceptance and participation in the … Continue reading

Moving Toward Multiplicity

Moving Toward Multiplicity

Listening to Howard Zinn (author of the classic A People’s History of the United States) at a town hall meeting style presentation recorded in 2007 (you can get it on Itunes from WGBH Politics) I was struck by the need to recognize the sheer complexity of issues and multiplicity of perspectives. To state it as … Continue reading

Stop Comparing Religions

Stop Comparing Religions

I had the chance to teach adult Sunday School this past weekend as we worked our way through Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. We are up to Question 9 “the Pluralism Question”. I had looked forward to this all Summer. Now unfortunately I did not have the time to cover some classics on … Continue reading