“The meek will inherit the earth…” Matthew 5:5 A movie about power, money, and corruption has this two characters that quote this verse. One quotes it in a church after hearing the priest preach about it. The other quotes it after their husband dies and is looking for justice. Both characters were taught that to […]Read More The Laundromat Movie – Theology Review
“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%205&version=MSG;NIV It reminds me of the first step in AA – “We admitted we were powerless”. There are a few times I’ve been at the end of my rope. And in many of […]Read More Sermon On the Mount – More of God
The Bible has a big picture story that is tantamount when trying to understand the small tidbits. I remember reading a rabbi who said that you could understand the whole of the Bible by reading the first 3 chapters of Genesis. There’s creation, fall/sin, redemption, and a new thing (renewal, consummation). These are really big […]Read More Narrative Theology: Understanding the Big Picture
I had to save this short post by Dr. Richard Mouw. His work on public theology and common good has helped me engage the world and see God’s goodness rather than pick sides or create “insider-outsider” dynamics. Several good folks are offering excellent responses to the recent declaration by John MacArthur and company condemning those […]Read More Engaging Culture and Common Good
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes” (Marcel Proust)Read More Marcel Proust on new eyes
“God loves beginners” (Elouise Renich Fraser)Read More “God loves beginners”
“Theology is faith thinking” (P. T. Forsyth)Read More What is theology
This right here…a theologian’s perspective on Ferguson, protests and prophets, narrative needs to understand lament/injustice, communal lamenting, and the need for study to sustain the movements of justice. https://medium.com/theology-of-ferguson/models-and-authorizations-an-interview-with-walter-brueggemann-3ab5ecd96c20Read More Ferguson. Protests. Prophets. Walter Brueggemann Interview
…faith is ultimately a matter of orientation rather than of ideological indoctrination with false information. Archbishop Lazar PuhaloRead More …faith is ultimately a matter of orientation rather than of ideological indoctrination with false information.
We must have a Catholic view of sin which, “produces a more systematic program for advancement in the spiritual life” and a Reformation view which views, “the conception of sin as a radical evil that fundamentally alters our relationship with God. Simon ChanRead More We must have a Catholic view of sin which, “produces a more systematic program for advancement in the spiritual life” and a Reformation view which views, “the conception of sin as a radical evil that fundamentally alters our relationship with God.