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
In his ground-breaking study of God and Creation throughout the Hebrew scriptures Terence Fretheim makes an important insight on God's relationality:God is present and active in the world, enters into a relationship of integrity with the world, and both world and God are affected by that … Read more about Fretheim on God’s Relationality
I love finding good theology stuff online and I recently ran into a bunch that were interesting so I thought I would share them. 1. Jon Sobrino's interview from sojourners. It is a great little article about his theological conflict with Rome, working among the poor, and how suffering influences … Read more about Great Free Theology Audio and Articles
'The unquestioned dogma of profit...We are speaking of those fundamentalisms, individualism, comfort, or pleasure (so soft in appearance, but with grave consequences), that are accepted without justification and unquestionably prized and promoted. We are speaking also of the simplistic and … Read more about Sobrino on the West’s only unquestioned dogma of the Christmas season
I am very pumped about the upcoming Deep Shift event here in NC. Brian McLaren is bringing an interactive experience with music, art, discussion, just coffee, and Brian speaking around the content of his newest and best book yet. If you haven't read the book you should, but to tempt you I will point … Read more about Deep Shift Excitment in NC
I found this comment as an end note in John Caputo's The Weakness of God: A Theology of Event:Radical Orthodoxy is a movement that turns the quaint and (self-)comforting idea that everything is either a Christian metaphysics of participation (that is, Radical Orthodoxy) or nihilism, by which they … Read more about Caputo on Radical Orthodoxy
I had three friends email me about Brian McLaren blogging this week at Table For One and so I checked it out. If you haven't read Brian's new book you will see him summarize himself well. Most importantly are the comments under each blog. If you want to see how to engage in religious dialog with … Read more about McLaren talking with secular fundies
Here is Elgin Thomas Fuller. He arrived at 4:51 am yesterday. He is doing great. Now back to see him and mommy. … Read more about My New Son has Arrived
Table Talk, a Wake Forest University Divinity School student group I helped to start, had Dr. Rob Sellers come to give a super lecture and now you can hear it. Dr. Sellers spent 25 years living in Indonesia and the Philippines and has committed his life and academic pursuits to inter-faith dialogue … Read more about "Theologies of the Two-Thirds World: Three-Thirds Important for the Western Church"
The emergent conversation is full of honest and courageous conservative evangelicals who take the risk to say just what they are emerging from and why. When I talk with them or read things they write it is always refreshing to see such an honest and forward person reflecting and transforming their … Read more about Emerging Left
Alright, for some reason listening to the AAR audio while I played Star Wars Battle Front lead me to some confusion. A 2.5 hour lecture is tough when you can't see the panel's beautiful faces, so I listened while electronically taking over the Death Star. Any way I thought I heard Scot tell Tony … Read more about Scot McKnight doesn’t smoke Swisher Sweets