My Guest Post for Preston Yancey – “Towards Faith, Hope, and Love”

Today I’m guest posting for a blogger named Preston Yancey! Check it out, and follow the link for the whole piece:

Like so many others whose faith suffered in their twenties, mine was birthed during my time at college – specifically at a Bible university. I graduated with a degree in theology, and in the meantime almost lost my faith entirely. Most of my ‘education,’ if you can call it that, consisted of attempted indoctrination. I was taught the tenets of my school’s particular denomination. In the majority of my classes, legitimate questions about the weakness of our denomination’s theological positions were squashed in favor of ‘keeping the faith.’ We wouldn’t want those with weaker faith to stumble, would we?

http://prestonyancey.com/blog/2013/11/anonymous

A Progressive, Cruciform Hermeneutic

Today I am posting over at the One Theology blog. Here’s a snippet (check out the rest after the jump):

As Christians, I think we must find the answer in the crucified Christ. When we confess fidelity to Christ, we join Paul in saying “For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2). Moltmann says, “There is an inner criterion of all theology, and of every church which claims to be Christian, and this criterion goes far beyond all political, ideological, and psychological criticism from outside. It is the crucified Christ himself” (The Crucified God, 2). Fidelity to the Event of the God who stooped to the depths of human existence and suffering must directly affect our reading and interpretation of the words we deem inspired.

http://onetheology.com/2013/10/03/a-progressive-cruciform-hermeneutic/

 

Parallax Gaps & False Binaries – Guest Post at One Theology

Today I’m posting over at the One Theology blog (well, I guess it was posted yesterday) on the use of the notion of parallax in Christianity. Below is a quote:

The problem is, the binaries that we create often don’t tell the whole story, and they only serve to allow the system being challenged by one side or the other to continue to exist in a constant shifting of power. The gap between the two choices in the binary can be described as a “minimal difference, or a parallax gap.”

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