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Karen Armstrong’s Case for God

I am amazed at the breadth of scholarship that went into Karen Armstrong’s The Case for God (New York: Anchor Books, 2009). Yes, it’s scholarship with an agenda, but is there any such thing as scholarship without an agenda of some sort? [...]

By |2021-09-21T06:21:24+00:00September 18th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Karen Armstrong’s Case for God

For October 3 (Proper 22, Year B)

Mark 10:2-16  In this week’s reading Jesus talks about marriage and divorce. His words  are controversial. I was in a group of seminary colleagues a few years ago, working on a lectionary commentary for the Human Rights Campaign, and this was one [...]

By |2021-09-14T10:48:06+00:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Notes on Weekly Readings|Comments Off on For October 3 (Proper 22, Year B)

For September 26 (Proper 21, Year B)

Mark 9:38-50  Jesus is talking to his inner circle and continuing to challenge their assumptions about leadership and its privileges. We heard some of that last week. This week he says some pretty harsh sounding, frightening things, but we need to remember [...]

By |2021-09-05T07:44:00+00:00September 5th, 2021|Categories: Notes on Weekly Readings|Comments Off on For September 26 (Proper 21, Year B)

Process Theism & Liberation Theologies

Liberation theologians make people like me uncomfortably aware of privileges we didn’t know we had. Their challenges, if heard, provoke all of us to realize how deeply our social location influences the conclusions we draw, especially when it comes to all-encompassing questions [...]

By |2021-09-14T14:09:48+00:00August 29th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Process Theism & Liberation Theologies

In Praise of Fragments (An Interview with David Tracy)

In Praise of Fragments An Interview with David Tracy By Kenneth L. Woodward September 25, 2019 Father David W. Tracy, a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is an internationally known and esteemed scholar and teacher. He has lectured at fifty-five [...]

By |2021-08-14T09:37:20+00:00August 14th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on In Praise of Fragments (An Interview with David Tracy)

Eric Reitan’s “Ethico-Religious Hope” & Process Theism

Eric Reitan’s Is God a Delusion?* does not even mention process theism or process theology. Nor does it mention any influential contemporary theologians like Paul Tillich or Sallie McFague or Jurgen Moltmann or Karl Rahner. And you will find no discussion of [...]

By |2021-08-10T10:09:21+00:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Eric Reitan’s “Ethico-Religious Hope” & Process Theism