Theological Malpractice

The New York Times recently featured an article about the resurgence of liberal religion in the realm of politics. It included the quote that I have turned into a meme above. “How do you take two or three Scriptures and make a theology out of it, and claim it is the moral perspective, and leave [Read More…]

Complicated Theories

Do you agree? Why or why not? [Read more…]

A Vibrant Future For Christianity Without Churches?

A semester has passed since I concluded my class on Religion and Science Fiction. Yet I still have topics to blog about left over from that experience. One activity from that class was asking students to imagine what the future might hold for some existing religious tradition. One possibility that was mentioned was that Christianity [Read More…]

Christians who don’t believe in the Resurrection?

Hemant Mehta and Ian Paul both blogged about the statistic (which the BBC also reported on) indicating the percentage of Christians who do not believe Jesus rose from the dead. The former thinks these individuals are confused, while the latter thinks they are non-active Christians. This is probably true of at least some of them. It is [Read More…]

Stand Up For Jesus

It has been a while since I’ve shared one of David Hayward’s cartoons, and this one seems especially worthy of circulation and comment. Conservative Christians regularly fail to reflect on the possibility that, just as Jesus and his early followers caused divisions and faced oppositions in their Jewish context, so too it may be necessary [Read More…]

Slavery to the Fear of Death

Richard Beck’s words in a recent blog post seemed to me meme-worthy. Here is the quote (with a little extra, to show that it is worth clicking through to read the whole thing) – the meme is at the end of the post below… And as the fear of death falls upon us so does [Read More…]

Alt-Jesus

This sign seems like a nice complement to the political cartoon I shared yesterday. The irony that many have been pointing out is that not only the political candidate supported by the religious right, but the leaders of that movement themselves, sound less and less like Christ and more and more like his opposite. And another [Read More…]

Prayer Reveals Cowards and Saints to Themslves

The meme above was created by Christoph Clubbers based on a Facebook post by Thom Stark, who wrote: If God didn’t answer the prayers of six-million Jews who were slaughtered by Christian men, why is God going to answer your prayers for health, your prayers for prosperity, your prayers for safety, your prayers for wisdom [Read More…]

Confusing Faith and Doubt

Questioning involves courage, refusal to allow one’s beliefs to be challenged involves fear. And so which should be called “faith” and which should be called “doubt”? The quote resulted from resharing the older post “Doubt in Faith’s Clothing” on Facebook.   [Read more…]

Rob Bell in Indianapolis

Letting you know about this upcoming event. It is close to sold out, so if you plan to attend, you should act fast! [Read more…]