Tagged with Jesus

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

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

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

ABC Final Stretch

ABC Final Stretch

I was out of town this week and my friends Micky and Callid took care of S and T over at Homebrewed. You can read their articles linked below. Micky wrote on Salvation.  Callid took Theopoetics.  I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify a couple of things before we make the turn toward the … Continue reading

Q is for the Quest for the Historical Jesus

Q is for the Quest for the Historical Jesus

The Quest for the Historical Jesus is a topic that I am both annoyed and intrigued by. Chalk this reaction up to my evangelical upbringing but I am like a high-schooler in the midst of drama.  “They drive me nuts, I hate listening to them talk! … What did they say? Tell me everything.” I … Continue reading