Peter Rollins rocked my seminary world with his first two books, How (not) to Speak of God and The Fidelity of Betrayal. I have a deep appreciation for him. His parables compel me to act. His message disallows taking comfort in mere “belief”. At the same time, he gives transformative power to my … Read more about Another Lenten Challenge for Peter Rollins
Continuing with a review of Bakker's book: In addition to a note from coauthor Martin Edlund at the end, several moving testimonies from others besides Bakker himself are included in the book, taking up even a couple of chapters, and centered particularly on the issue of homosexuality, or, … Read more about Jay Bakker’s Fall to Grace – Part II
Is it possible to emphasize grace too much? Not according to Jay Bakker’s new book, Fall to Grace: A Revolution of God, Self, and Society, which is certainly an attention-getter and worth a read for all different kinds of audiences. No doubt Bakker has two groups especially in mind though – … Read more about Jay Bakker’s Fall to Grace – Part I
Being in a class on the ethics of globalization this semester has highlighted an important question for me: In the U.S. context, what does Church have to do with Empire? What are the consequences of failing to ask this question? Provided Christ is described as the head of the Church in Ephesians, … Read more about Christ and Culture or Christ and Empire?