God is non-violent? All I can say is, WTF?

That’s right–What the Facebook? Posts from the Edge of Christendom. That’s the title of Michael Hardin’s new book, which was extracted from his voluminous posts on Facebook throughout 2013. In it, he articulates a fresh perspective on the Christian faith that offers an exciting alternative to the sacrificial logic of a violent God who punished [Read More...]

Two (make that three) mistakes fundamentalists make

Mistake #1: Failing to distinguish between an interpretation of their sacred text and the text, itself. Mistake #2: Giving undue authority to their particular interpretation of that text. These lead naturally to… Mistake #3: Defending that interpretation at all costs, b/c what they really think they are defending is the text, itself. This leads me [Read More...]

Guest Post: A Christological Perspective on the Wesleyan Quadrilateral

I’ve spent a fair bit of time on this blog talking about belief formation, particularly within the framework of the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, which outlines four different potential sources of theological conclusions–Scripture, Tradition, Reason and Experience. In a recent email exchange, Michael Hardin, author of The Jesus Driven Life and co-founder of Preaching Peace, offered a [Read More...]

Two (make that three) good reasons to watch this “Hellbound?” outtake

First reason: It offers a fantastic introduction to Rene Girard’s mimetic theory of violence and religion, delivered by none other than Michael Hardin, mimetic theorist and co-founder of Preaching Peace. Second reason: Preaching Peace is currently experiencing financial difficulties, so we are giving 50% of the proceeds from this video to support their ministry. Third [Read More...]


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