Keeping the Good News Good

“In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and what God was, the Logos was ... In the Logos was life, and the life was the light of all people ... the true light which enlightens everyone.”—John 1:1, [...]

By |2021-02-22T10:06:18+00:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Keeping the Good News Good

Gospel

No matter how odd, no matter how broken you seem to be, you are already embraced by what I and other Christians have come to name the All-Embracing Communion of God's Spirit in Jesus Christ, and that embrace is already drawing you relentlessly to embody all-embracing communion in your life here and [...]

By |2020-05-24T19:57:07+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Gospel

Wondering About Prayer

Do you ever wonder about prayer? Well ... duh! I’ve never met anybody who didn’t wonder about prayer. I mean, just what does it do? Sure, sometimes good things happen for people who pray, but so do bad things. And the same [...]

By |2020-09-11T09:45:27+00:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Wondering About Prayer

Order for an Agape

  “Agape” (uh-gah-pay) is the New Testament Greek word for “self-giving love.” In Christian tradition an “Agape” is also the name for informal meals and times of togetherness and mutual sharing. Many scholars believe that an Agape was the earliest setting for [...]

By |2019-10-08T12:17:10+00:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Order for an Agape

How Does Jesus Shape Your Understanding of God? (Seminar on Process Theology w/ Tripp Fuller)

The question I was asked to address is “How does Jesus shape your understanding of God?” But I can’t separate that from this one: “How does your understanding of God shape your understanding of Jesus?” And since this is a session on [...]

By |2019-09-23T09:12:18+00:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on How Does Jesus Shape Your Understanding of God? (Seminar on Process Theology w/ Tripp Fuller)

Pyre: On the Trinity

“God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir through God.“ (Galatians 4:6-7) “God is love, and those who [...]

By |2019-08-19T15:42:05+00:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Pyre: On the Trinity

The “Transjective”

Here is where some ancient and current Christian writers and some ancient and current Buddhists find agreement: Separate objects and separate subjects are not ultimately real. Yes, they are distinguishable, and we can certainly call them real in a non-ultimate sense, but [...]

By |2019-08-19T10:01:22+00:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on The “Transjective”

A Brief Commentary on the Nicene Creed

The Nicene Creed is the most widely accepted summation of Christian faith in the world. It was adopted, rejected, revised and finally adopted again by the majority of Christian leaders (bishops) in the 300s amidst a great deal of political infighting (some [...]

By |2021-01-25T10:35:14+00:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on A Brief Commentary on the Nicene Creed

Is God a Delusion?

[First written in 2007] Part I: On Dawkins’s The God Delusion* Richard Dawkins finds belief in God harmful. Given what he means by “God” and “belief,” he could be right. To his credit, he does seem to be talking about popular and [...]

By |2019-07-11T11:26:47+00:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Is God a Delusion?

Naming What Keeps Me Going

In every moment I can awaken to a dialogical, endlessly renewing communion with that wherein we and all others “live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). Communion is intimately sharing others’ distinctive reality. It’s not total absorption—“communion” means “union-with,” and [...]

By |2020-12-16T10:58:15+00:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Naming What Keeps Me Going