Headed To Seminary This Fall?

Headed To Seminary This Fall?

I’ve been having some good Twitter exchanges with people in transitions. One of them is with a person headed to seminary this Fall. Here is a quick list of resources I would suggest as you get ready: 1a) The Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms. Tiny little book. Do 1 letter per day. 26 days you … Continue reading

Resurrection-al

Resurrection-al

On last week’s TNT podcast I got to present my 3-fold take on the life of the church (minute 55). Let me try to articulate my perspective as quickly and clearly as possible so that there are no misunderstandings – even if you disagree with me. My 3-fold thought is pretty straight forward. The gospel and … Continue reading

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