Pannenberg develops an understanding of revelation that takes the anthropological critique seriously. By determining to pursue his theology by locating its content solely on the self-revelation of God and not human reflection, Pannenberg seeks to answer the criticisms of modernity and not retreat … Read more about Pannenberg – Revelation pt.1
* So Pannenberg uses masculine pronouns for God throughout his Systematic Theology and gives a weak argument keeping them, so I use them if I can't get around them. But if you are wondering I don't think God has male parts. The Systematic Theology of Pannenberg is three volumes of an intricately … Read more about Pannenberg – Introduction
A little over a year ago I read through all three volumes of Pannenberg's Systematic Theology. I can attest that there is no experience like non-stop Pannenberg throughout a summer. Because it was so much work I decided that I would go through him again and write summaries of different doctrines, … Read more about Pannenberg’s Systematic Theology
I thought this was an interesting quote. Hopefully it is still interesting without having read the entire essay. 'Realism, whose only definition is that it intends to avoid the question of reality implicated in that of art, always stands some- where between academicism and kitsch. When power … Read more about Lyotard on Realism
Tony Jones' newest book, 'The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier,' just came out and I think he really did it. What the 'it' is I am not sure. Maybe it was the blend of stories, theology, dispatches, or the fact that the book held together wide open on the treadmill, but I read … Read more about Tony Jones Did It
Ryan Parker of Pop Theology is starting up a group called the progressive project and the first discussion question was what keeps you faithful....respond. I shared a brief reflection my lectio group this morning. Go check out the page a share your answer. … Read more about What keeps you faithful….
So this new site is a little experiment. I have been wanting to figure out how to do more on the web, so this will be where I learn as I go. There are a few things I plan on attempting, but since I am figuring out as I go it may not be pretty. Nick helped me out with some ideas through some convo … Read more about My Experiment
This was my favorite part of Christmas and now that I have figure out how to post videos I thought I would share Elgin rockin' it out at only three weeks. … Read more about Elgin Wants to be an 80’s Rock Star
You know who you areYou made every living thing and are the source of all that is beautifulall that breathsall that growsall that comes into being be it through a Womb or a WordYou know who we areYou know we like to convince ourselves we know and instead our enlightenment createsall the anxiety … Read more about Prayer for Patient Power
I am lecturing in place of Dr. Tupper in the Systematic Theology class tomorrow at Wake Forest University's Divinity School and his absence lined up with a lecture on sin. I think I am going to use this quote to point out the inevitability of sin for social beings such as ourselves and the … Read more about "Frequently" is being gracious
So this is more of a confession, but today is the third day in a row I unintentionally got in a conversation only to find out it was actually an opportunity for me to informed on my deviance from 'biblical' truth. I have found I can talk to almost anyone about most things except for conservative … Read more about "Biblical," older than "change" and "hope"
Parables, paradoxes, hyperboles, and extreme commandments all disorient only to reorient us. But what is reoriented in us? and in what direction? I would say that what is reoriented by these extreme sayings is less our will than imagination. Our will is our capacity to follow without hesitation … Read more about Ricoeur on Parables and Imagination