So, most of these were meant for last week. We had family in town so I didn’t get a chance to post. Anyway, here are my favorite recent things happening!
- Matthew McCracken at Under (De)construction wrote a piece titled “The End of (Religious) Ideology: Zizek, Brueggemann, Job, and Radical Theology,” in which he address some of the critiques of religion found within the Judeo-Christian tradition itself:
In this same way, as with Job so with Christ – as Radical Theology would have us understand: we join in the protest against, and vocalise our objections to, ideologies(/idology); be they certainty and satisfaction, from “having” the god we desire; or suggestions of hidden meanings and divine agendas in our experience…
- Brianna Kocka wrote an honest post on her struggle with her previous tradition’s treatment of the Bible – “Blame it on Socrates: The Bible and Doubt”
This Socratic concept was an act of grace and humility for me. I began to accept that my worldview was but a speck in the great cosmos. In this I had to admit to myself that maybe, just maybe my understanding of the Bible as I knew it was wrong, or at least notright. My foundation was crumbling, and next I had to ask myself, ‘how then do you view the Bible?’
- One of the posts from last week’s Atheism for Lent series relates the church to a crack house: