Oh Lord! You can’t say ‘Oh’ instead of ‘Lord’? (nature of language)

On the TV show ‘The Voice’ last night, the final 8 contestants did a rendition of the popular hymn  “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?”  The controversy came, not because they were singing a religious song but because the producers of the show changed a word - an important word.  They swapped out … Read more about Oh Lord! You can’t say ‘Oh’ instead of ‘Lord’? (nature of language)

Clarifying the Quadrilateral

a quick follow up to the post earlier this week  I wanted to thank everyone who gave feedback on the Four Locations of Theology in the 21st century post from earlier this week. I appreciate the comments here, on facebook, and the emails.  It has given me a lot to think about and I wanted to clarify … Read more about Clarifying the Quadrilateral

21st Century Theology: four locations for the endeavor

I come from a Methodist tradition that looks to John Wesley as its founder. Wesley utilized a famous quadrilateral to talk about how we do theology. The four elements were Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experience. I love the quad! I am a proud descendant of Wesley and I still find it quite … Read more about 21st Century Theology: four locations for the endeavor

The Limits of Language: Lindbeck and Whitehead

Part 1 I like reading Linbeck.* I used to say that I love Lindbeck but I ran into two snags:  I had no idea what people did with Lindbeck. I did not realize that it often led to retreat into a neo-Catholic expression. I did not (and still do not) fully understand that there is some inherent … Read more about The Limits of Language: Lindbeck and Whitehead

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