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December 12, 2013
Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine
A few years ago, I sent out Christmas cards with a Meister Eckhart* quote on...
October 28, 2013
Hellbound? on Halloween: A Live Chat with Director Kevin Miller about Mimetic Theory and Hell
Who would you like to see bound to Hell to suffer eternal conscious torment? Okay,...
September 03, 2013
The Nonviolent Atonement: Brian McLaren and James Alison on Violence, God, and Mimetic Theory
[Editor's Note: This post, by Adam Ericksen from The Raven Foundation, is the second in...
August 26, 2013
Introducing Mimetic Mondays: Exploring God and Violence
Mimetic Theory. It's a phrase that's been popping up in conversations and blogposts about violence, and...
August 20, 2013
St. John of the Cross, the Spanish mystical priest of the 16th century, drew a...
May 14, 2013
Musing on God
God is all without being any thing while being the all in every thing. God...
April 10, 2012
Together Towards Tomorrow: Pluralism in India
On January 21, 2011 the De Smet – de Marneffe Memorial Annual Lecture was held...
April 21, 2011
Maundy Thursday: Forgiving God
At some point, we have to learn to forgive God. My guess is that most...
November 12, 2010
Living in a Post-Theological World: Beyond Theories of God
So what does this world look like without ‘theology’? What it means is that competition...
October 25, 2010
The Castration Of God
We are in danger of losing everything: the threat is that we will be reduced...
October 06, 2010
The Caffeinated Riots: The Reverse Perversion of Teenage Suicides
When young teenagers are driven to kill themselves, the bullies are not the only one's...
October 04, 2010
The Phallic Fetish Of Prayer
To help us better understand what has happened to prayer, I think we have to...
September 10, 2010
Deconstituting Jesus, Christianity, & Burning the Koran
I think where we are now in terms of asking very hard questions and participating...
August 31, 2010
Pakistan, Denying Them Answers, Job & God Overwhelmed
Pakistan is still reeling from the destruction of the floods. I have personal friends who...
August 29, 2010
Ungrounding Ourselves into the Christ-Ethic
For Lacan, public law such as “No Photos” or “Do not go on the grass”...
August 16, 2010
Belief is a Parasite: What Alice, Old Yeller and Broken Lights Can Teach Us About Dogma
Dogma imprisons us within freedom. It gives us the caged experience of liberty. It drives...
August 13, 2010
The Homeless: Violent Liberators
At one point on his journey, Jesus comments on the static state of the homeless...
August 09, 2010
Burning our Scarecrows: Re-redefining History
There has been a hip new influx of re-ideology. Or neo-ideologies. For example, there used...
August 03, 2010
The God Who Forsakes Us
We live in a world that almost thrives on the need for closure or an...
July 31, 2010
Giving Up God(s)
According to process theology - everything is in process - (some ancient jews defined perfection...
July 21, 2010
The Nameless Other
"Love one another" - Jesus. When we deem someone as other, we create even more...
July 10, 2010
A theology that can change the world
We are made for story. For narrative. For life. For moments to unfold. For pages...
June 13, 2010
Longing for paradise: another view on heaven.
We long for paradise. It's as if something deep down cries out within us and...
June 07, 2010
Nared and Filfin Contemplate the Mind of God
One of my favorite story-tellers, Mark Yaconelli, shares a remarkable conversation between his daughter's two...
May 28, 2010
Leaving the the gardens of our own making: a different view on the adam and eve story
desire longs for a less mediated reality. – anna smith Delight yourself in the LORD...
May 26, 2010
Have Christians Sinned Against the Gospel?
The ancient Greek word for sin, hamartia, is an archery term that refers to missing...
May 13, 2010
The Cosmos is all that is…
Does a finite universe that creates itself eliminate the need for a Creator God? Stephen...
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