Archives for Nov 1, 2013 @ 12:38

Flannery and Boldness

Flannery O’Connor, the inimitable Southern master of the grotesque image, retired early to bed — mostly because of her lupus. After her evening prayer, she read St Thomas Aquinas. Why? I read a lot of theology because it makes my writing bolder. [Read more…]

Divorce in America: An Infographic

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Jesus at the Margins: Epic Meals (John Frye)

Jesus at the Margins: Epic Meals Jesus said, “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners’.” Jesus is contrasting his kingdom of God method with his cousin’s, John the Baptist’s way. We evangelicals do so wish that Jesus [Read More…]

Bonhoeffer and the Conspiracy

A standard reading of Bonhoeffer, one I have believed most of my academic life, is that Bonhoeffer shifted from a kind of traditional socially conservative, fairly nationalistic approach to church-state relations to a pacifist-Sermon-on-the-Mount stance but that, once he returned to Hitler’s Germany after a brief spell at Union Theological Seminary, he shifted to a [Read More…]