American Christianity needs to let therapeutic ‘believing’ die in order to move forward and impact the world. A therapeutic form of ‘believing’ is not about individual doctrines or particular answers to any of those age-old questions of existence or the faith. In fact one could be a therapeutic … Read more about Go Heretical – in the good way
This morning David Fitch tweeted this: "The biggest task of today's church is to undermine in its members the blase unexamined acceptance of secular assumptions for everyday life." I have been thinking about it all day. I'm not sure he is right on this one. Now just to let you know where I … Read more about Is David Fitch right about the Church’s task?
I’m thinking about voting for the first time next month. I mean, seriously thinking about it. But I’m not sure I want to break the seal - cross that threshold - and break my long string of abstaining. Here is the background on why I have never voted: In High-school my family moved from … Read more about I Might Vote For The First Time Next Month
Recently I stumbled on what might be the most interesting reading of Moses at Mirebah I have seen. It comes from the book Emergency Politics by Bonnie Honig (also on Kindle). In it, she is engaging the theology of Franz Rosenzweig - a contemporary and rival to the German (later Nazi) Carl Schmitt … Read more about A Most Interesting Reading of Moses at Meribah (Numbers 20)
In chapter 1 of his book Death of Liberal Class, Chris Hedges sketches both the height of the Liberal era in the 19th century and its cataclysmic implosion with the arrival of World War in the 20th. The disillusionment of human evil, aggression, and suffering deflated the optimism of innate human … Read more about The Death of the Liberals is killing us