Sex Is Not Simple

Sexuality and spirituality have been on my mind as we prepare for tonight’s Level Ground Film Festival. I am very aware of the cultural conversation that continues to circle around marriage equality and issues related to legal matters. As a pastor and theologian, my concern is more specifically … Read more about Sex Is Not Simple

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

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?

A Most Interesting Reading of Moses at Meribah (Numbers 20)

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)

Radical Political Theology with Clayton Crockett

Clayton Crockett tells that you can't go home again. The world of religion and politics has changed so radically that the old definitions and boundary markers are nearly unrecognizable - and even less helpful. Clayton Crockett is Associate Professor and Director of Religious Studies at the … Read more about Radical Political Theology with Clayton Crockett

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