'In the end, however, the new heaven and new earth will become the 'temple' of God's indwelling. The whole world will become God's home. Through the indwelling of the SPirit, people, and churches are already glorified in the body, now, in the present. But then the whole creation will be … Read more about Moltmann’s Eschatological Panentheism
McLaren on Justice, Power, and the Kingdom
I mentioned this video to a friend and said I would post it here. Enjoy, it isn't that hard. Peace. … Read more about McLaren on Justice, Power, and the Kingdom
Elgin + St. Francis = fun before bed. At night my son-in-process and I have a little night vigil and maybe a little theological discussion so he starts off on the right (or left, depending on who is judging) foot. Tonight Elgin and I did some reading from St. Francis of Assisi, maybe the coolest … Read more about
Whitehead on Caesar-fying God
'When the Western world accepted Christianity, Caesar conquered; and the received text of Western theology was edited by his lawyers...The brief Galilean vision of humility flickered throughout the ages, uncertainly. In the official formulation of the religion it has assumed the trivial form of the … Read more about Whitehead on Caesar-fying God
Pannenberg on the Church and the Kingdom
Christ points the Church toward the Kingdom of God that is beyond the Church. To the degree that the Church follows his pointing and heeds his reminder, the Kingdom of God will manifest itself through the Church. But note that this is quite different from attributing to the Church in its … Read more about Pannenberg on the Church and the Kingdom
Pannenberg on ‘The Beloved"
'True love nurtures wholeness, granting to the beloved the authenticity and independence of his existence. Creative love does not ask the beloved for his dependency but for his personhood...the eyes of love perceive yet unrealized possibilities...Love, on the one hand, envisions in the beloved the … Read more about Pannenberg on ‘The Beloved"
St. Jerome on wealth
St. Jerome said that “For all riches proceed from injustice, and unless one has lost, the other cannot find. So this proverb seems to me most true: either a rich man is unjust or he has inherited from an unjust man.” Here we see that the ultimate evil of riches is relational. … Read more about St. Jerome on wealth
Romero Quote for thought
There aren't two categories of people.There aren't some that were born to have everything,leaving the rest with nothing, and a majority that has nothingand cannot taste the happiness that God was created for all. The Christian society that God wantsis one in which we share the goodnessthat God has … Read more about Romero Quote for thought
Sweet Barth Quote
Originally spotted by Ben MyersGod so loved'...not the Christian, but...'the world'. 'I am the light of the world', says the Lord, and by His own self-giving He passes the light on to His disciples: 'Ye are the light of the world!' It is the duty of the real Church to tell and show the world what it … Read more about Sweet Barth Quote
Rauschenbusch "Why I am a Baptist"
PreludeWhy am I a Baptist? Well, at the outset, because VV my father was one. He was a Lutheran minister in Germany; he came to America, got into contact with the Baptists, found in their teachings the truths that he had been groping for and, under great loss of position and trouble of soul, became … Read more about Rauschenbusch "Why I am a Baptist"
Rauschenbusch on Kingdom Centrality for Jesus and Church
'Jesus always moved with a purpose and his purpose was the Kingdom of God...the social redemption of the entire human race on earth. If we regard him in any sense as our leader and master, we cannot treat as secondary what to him was the essence of his mission. If we regard him as the Son of God, … Read more about Rauschenbusch on Kingdom Centrality for Jesus and Church
Rauschenbusch on getting Jesus wrong
'Imagine Jesus, with the dust of Galilee on his sandals, coming into the church of St. Sophia in Constantinople in the fifth century, listening to dizzy doctrinal definitions about the relation of the divine and human in his natures, watching priests performing the gorgeous acts of worship, reciting … Read more about Rauschenbusch on getting Jesus wrong