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September 11, 2012
The Hilarious Violence of Grace
Grace is a nice idea until it happens to you. Theologian George Hunsinger writes, Grace does...
September 07, 2012
Why I Don’t Tally the “God” References at Political Conventions
I'm seeing a number of comparisons of the RNC and the DNC regarding the number...
September 06, 2012
Tony Jones is Doing Apologetics!
Emergent theologian Tony Jones is starting a new blog series called Questions that Haunt Christianity....
August 30, 2012
Welcome to Cultivare, Kimberly Hyatt
I'd like to take a moment today to introduce you all to a new blogger...
August 28, 2012
Jesus+Nothing=Everything & Theology of Culture
When asked what he had learned from his years of studying the Bible, the...
August 24, 2012
Cure for Christendom
I'm getting some great questions relating to yesterday's post, "You Don't Need Adam to Need...
August 22, 2012
The Kingdom is Near. In Orlando.
Today's post is by Dr. Heather Curtis, Associate Professor of Religion, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. For...
August 21, 2012
Piss Christ, Revisited
The culture wars are back. And they seem to have a corporate sponsor that sells...
August 14, 2012
The Artist, the Work of Art, and the Freedom of the Unfree Will
What is the relationship of the artist to the work of art? Is it merely...
August 10, 2012
Robert Hughes, Jackson Pollock, and Me
The art critic has an impossible but necessary task. I was reminded of this...
August 09, 2012
In Search of an Authentic Faith: Freud, Kierkegaard and Beck’s “New Apologetic”
In Richard Beck's recent book, The Authenticity of Faith, he considers whether a truly authentic faith...
August 07, 2012
Art and Explanation
Susan Sontag has a point. In her well-known essay, "Against Interpretation" (1966), Sontag argues that...
August 02, 2012
The Olympics as “Existential Narcotic”: How Michael Phelps Represses Our Fear of Death
What do Michael Phelps, the new "Fab Five" and the U.S. men's basketball team all...
July 31, 2012
Charley Friedman’s One Hour Smile (1995)
The most enjoyable part of my work as a museum curator was developing close relationships...
July 27, 2012
Jonathan Merritt, the SBC, and the Culture Wars: What’s Next?
Something has exploded on the blogosphere -- and I have a feeling it's only getting...
July 26, 2012
Summer Theology Reading Suggestions
I'm going to jump into the on-going topic (see Daniel Harrell's posts in this blog)...
July 24, 2012
Art and Culture, or Politics by Other Means—Evangelical Style
Justified by Use Lutheran theologian Oswald Bayer reminds us that in An Essay on Human...
July 19, 2012
Why do Artists Cry?
This is a guest post by Steph Roberts, an artist and art professor in Chicago....
July 12, 2012
Dictionary of Christian Spirituality
I'm a bit late in getting around to this, but I wanted to offer up...
July 05, 2012
God and the “Goddamn Particle”
For the past 50 years or so, scientists have been looking for the elusive "Higgs...
June 28, 2012
How Theological is the “Missional Church”?
"Missional" has been a buzzword in evangelicalism for a number of years now. It's been...
June 26, 2012
Art after the Fifth Grade and beyond Sunday School
I am in Hyderabad, India to lead a track on arts and ministry design...
June 22, 2012
“Am I Not Merciful?” Why “Wrath of God” Language Can be Misleading
Gladiator is one of my all-time favorite movies. One of the more memorable scenes, for...
June 21, 2012
Did Schaeffer’s Prayer Save a Plane From Crashing? A Little Reflection on “Miracles”
I recently came across an intriguing story Francis Schaeffer recounted in his book Death in...
June 20, 2012
Jerry Be Good
I've been keeping up a bit on the Jerry Sandusky trial, wondering how it is...
June 08, 2012
LIBERATE Launches Today
When I am not writing about art, culture, and theology here at Patheos, I...
June 07, 2012
Calling All ‘Reflective Exiles’
"Reflective exiles." I recently came across this striking term in an article by Philip Harrold...
May 31, 2012
Seminary Grads: Christianity Doesn’t Need You. The (Local) Church Does
If I could give a parting word to seminary graduates, that's what I'd say. We...
May 29, 2012
The Final Word on Thomas Kinkade
Thomas Kinkade My theological analysis of Thomas Kinkade's work ("The Dark Light of Thomas...
May 25, 2012
Seminaries and Science
A lot of people are talking about the relation between science and theology lately. Questions...
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