Richard Falk on War, Water and The Wolf of Wall Street

Our guest today is Richard Falk - an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years. Since 2002 he has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies … Read more about Richard Falk on War, Water and The Wolf of Wall Street

Maybe the Mayans Weren’t Wrong

In all of the hub-bub surrounding the Mayan apocalypse that came and went without incident, it was tough to resist the funny one-liner on Facebook and Twitter. We have become so calloused against the doomsday predictions that have fueled the religious airwaves, TV broadcasts and book sales of the … Read more about Maybe the Mayans Weren’t Wrong

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?

I am not a pacifist nor am I non-violent

In anticipation of recording a TNT (Theology Nerd Throw-Down) tomorrow afternoon in which Tripp and I will deal with J.R. Daniel Kirk’s blog post about violence and the gospel, I thought it would be good to put all my cards on the table. Kirk is one of our favorite New Testament scholars and one … Read more about I am not a pacifist nor am I non-violent

Merry Christmas! Peace on Earth… and all that good stuff

In Luke chapter 2 the Angel of the Lord says something really profound (v.14) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom God is pleased"  (NAS) It is beautiful in its simplicity. I'm not trying to make this into a three point sermon, but it does seem to me that there … Read more about Merry Christmas! Peace on Earth… and all that good stuff

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