In light of the massive shifts in culture, understanding and expectation that the last 300 years has seen, there seem to be three great temptations for the devout. Last week we talked about the problems that Modernity brought to Christianity’s doorstep in the West. Science had moved into the … Read more about Modern Christianity’s Temptation (2/3)
For Lent this year I did an interesting experiment. I did not give up anything but instead added an exercise as a discipline. My goal was to engage both the earliest days of the church’s past and stretch myself to imagine the church’s future. I did this by engaging two things: I downloaded a … Read more about Modern Christianity’s Problem (1/3)
Two things that you should know up front: #1 as someone raised Evangelical - I love Christmas. Now that I am working in a Mainline church - I am warming up to Advent. #2 I am not a Catholic Scholar so what I am about to say is my own little theory about coming to this party late. Do people … Read more about Do people know that the Immaculate Conception wasn’t Jesus? I didn’t.
I was away on a youth service trip last week and upon my return had the opportunity to listen to the Barry Taylor podcast from last week’s live show. It sounded great and I was sorry to have missed it. About 23 minutes in to The Theology of Rock, Barry Taylor talks about the play between the … Read more about Weaving History, Context, and Innovation into Christianity: a rockin’ theology
I am a big fan of the early churches’ creeds. I appreciate them for their historical significance, for the trajectory that they provide, and for their value as snapshots in the formation of the tradition. In fact, as a contextual theologian, I adore them as amazing time-capsules of expressions … Read more about Of Creeds and Lean-tos: thoughts on temporary shelters