Christian Social Justice and “the Common Good”?

I'm a big admirer and supporter of Sojourners Magazine and its editor-in-chief Jim Wallis, who was just interviewed on the Homebrewed Christianity Culture Cast again, and just released a new book entitled On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics hasn't Learned about Serving the Common … Read more about Christian Social Justice and “the Common Good”?

Do Confessional and Radical theologies need each other? More on Missio Alliance and Subverting the Norm

Guest Post from Tad Delay   I.  On Tuesday Bill posted a very conciliatory case for “Why Missio Alliance and Subverting the Norm need each other.”  Bill and I were both at Subverting the Norm.  And to be honest, I do not know much about Missio Alliance.  But I’m intrigued and want to think … Read more about Do Confessional and Radical theologies need each other? More on Missio Alliance and Subverting the Norm

Lessons from Blogging at Jesus Creed on Progressive & Liberal

I had the honor of guest blogging for Scot McKnight yesterday. It was a good opportunity to try something out with a different crowd. It was  instigated by last weeks post in response to Roger Olsen and Scot McKnight. It was a fantastic conversation and I learned several things that I will take … Read more about Lessons from Blogging at Jesus Creed on Progressive & Liberal

Our Theology Starts 100 Years Ago: an experiment

I want to throw something out and see if it has legs. I will be playing a character today - feel free to play along!  My great-grandmother was born into a world that no longer exists in many ways. I’m preparing a presentation for the Subverting the Norm Conference. I have been reviewing a book … Read more about Our Theology Starts 100 Years Ago: an experiment

If Aquinas Were Around Today

Thomas Aquinas comes up a lot these days.*   Some of it is generated by a small community of passionate people who want to reclaim his project.  This, in turn, prompts some - such as John Caputo in an interview with us - to come up with a legendary one liner that accused this group of ‘retreating … Read more about If Aquinas Were Around Today

Maybe the Mayans Weren’t Wrong

In all of the hub-bub surrounding the Mayan apocalypse that came and went without incident, it was tough to resist the funny one-liner on Facebook and Twitter. We have become so calloused against the doomsday predictions that have fueled the religious airwaves, TV broadcasts and book sales of the … Read more about Maybe the Mayans Weren’t Wrong

When did America become like God? or Who would die for their country?

Charles Taylor, in his book Modern Social Imaginaries,  utilizes the term ‘social imaginary’ to refer to god-like capacity described by Benedict Anderson in Imagined Communities.  The term encompasses a threefold meaning: First is the way that ordinary people “imagine” their surroundings in … Read more about When did America become like God? or Who would die for their country?

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