The Battle Over the Body and Blood of Christ: Altar or Table?

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a weekly Lenten series on the body and blood of Christ by Church History Professor Kelly Pigott. Unless one is referring to the Old Testament sacrificial system, or a place where wedding vows are made, it seems the word “altar” has fallen out of favor with many Protestants. Perhaps the reason [Read More…]

Joel Osteen and the Scandalous Gospel of Jesus

Part 5: Progressive Reflections on Traditional Christian Themes Joel Osteen has been deemed by many as America’s pastor. He is pastor of the largest church in America, and his books have sold in the millions. I scanned Joel Osteen’s book, Your Best Life Now, in search of any serious reflection or discussion on the life, [Read More…]

Mimetic Mondays: Christianity 21 Talk: Mimetic Theory and the Nonviolent God

(Mimetic Theory and the Nonviolent God was delivered at the Christianity 21 Conference in Denver as part of the conference’s 7-21 Talks. Participants have 21 slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds, which equals 7 minutes. The talk describes why mimetic theory is essential to the future of Christianity. The text is below. For more on mimetic theory and [Read More…]