On Earth Day

On Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and I wanted to share 2 things: a quote and links to the HomeGrown series of podcasts.  Reading ‘Theology At The End Of Modernity’ – our text for the upcoming Summer School High Gravity class – chapter 1 Sallie McFague says: We have the powers of destruction no other species has ever … Continue reading

April Update

April Update

My PhD Qualifying Exams have been postponed until September. I have siphoned off some time from studying to put out some stuff on HomeBrewed that I wanted to share with you: An interview with Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Joseph Cheah on the cultural implications of a media sensation: Gangnam Style. This is theological look at … Continue reading

God Is Not In Control – the end of history

God Is Not In Control – the end of history

God is not in control and that is why, for many, the world feels so out of control. Some have adjusted to say that God was never in control – our ancestors just believed that was the case. Others think that God used to be in control but that something has fundamentally shifted in God’s relating … Continue reading

The Danger of ‘Re-‘ Words

The Danger of ‘Re-‘ Words

We have some work to do and I am not sure ‘Re-‘ words are sufficient to get us there. Omar Reyes is the fourth call on this week’s HomeBrewed TNT episode. His question relates to  the new interest in Paul by philosophers. One reason that Paul is attracting so much attention recently has to do … Continue reading

The Function of Good Friday and Easter

The Function of Good Friday and Easter

Ahead of the Great Debacle this morning between Tony Jones and Pete Rollins, I find myself in an interesting place. On the surface, it is fairly obvious that I would agree more with Jones on what he believes about the events of Good Friday. Much of what Jones says about the crucifixion and its implication … Continue reading

Christianity Isn’t Conservative: incarnation

Christianity Isn’t Conservative: incarnation

The incarnation is my favorite part of Christianity. When we say ‘the word became flesh and dwelt among us’ we say something unique and particular about who we believe God to be. The divine became human – that which was beyond came near – the unknowable made itself known to us – the transcendent fused … Continue reading

The Problem With The Future Is Its Past: Theology

The Problem With The Future Is Its Past: Theology

Part 1 of a 3 part series I’m doing this week on Homebrewed The Future Of Christian Theology was purchased with great anticipation. I had read David Ford before and appreciated his innovative and insightful perspective. Gordon Kaufman’s Theology For A Nuclear Age has probably been the most influential book I have read outside my … Continue reading

Sex Isn’t Simple

Sex Isn’t Simple

I’m back on the blog and have several posts coming in the next 48 hours to get caught up Sexuality and spirituality were on my mind ahead of last month’s Level Ground Film Festival. I am very aware of the cultural conversation that continues to circle around marriage equality and issues related to legal matters. … Continue reading

Excited about Easter: resurrected faith

Excited about Easter: resurrected faith

Across N. America, the two largest groups of people who are reclaiming their faith are traditionally parents of little ones who are settling down and putting down roots – and those who are finding a different version of faith in a new community or expression. Various labels are often assigned to this second group: unchurched, … Continue reading

On This MLK Holiday

On This MLK Holiday

Dr. King has given me the direction for my next 41 years. Understand, the loss of my mother has caused me a nearly indescribable amount of pain. I have given great thought to changing the entire direction of ministry – it has to be about more than just helping people understand the Bible better or … Continue reading