Technophobia

If we weren’t so busy fussing about shifts in geopolitical climates and trying to stay on top of every move that the current U.S. administration is making we might be having completely different conversations about how the world is changing right under our noses. Way back in the day there was this completely fantastic, absurd [Read More…]

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Love Your Enemy: Thoughts on Donald Trump

What I see when I look at our president is someone who has never known love. What does it look like to love Donald Trump? [Read more…]

Today, the Human Jesus Matters

I wrote A Man Attested by God because I had an academic answer to an academic question. Given early Judaism, and how it depicts it God and its human heroes, how do we best understand the identity of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels? But once we’ve got the Jesus story straight there results a rich overflow of ramifications [Read More…]

The Church’s Challenge in the Age of Trump

The church’s challenge in the age of Trump, perhaps its biggest challenge, is to somehow follow Jesus as “light in the darkness” when light is shining out from every corner of our country and our world. For a people whose hero proclaimed release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, the advent of the justice [Read More…]

Circle of Moral Responsibility

Who is my neighbor? [Read more…]

The Good News of Inauguration Day

Today is the day that many of us have been dreading. And, yes, many have been longing for it, counting down to it for the past months and years. But the majority of my people, even folks who aren’t sure that they’re my people anymore given my theological and political leanings, are not happy about today’s [Read More…]

Theological Interpretation and the Problem of Whiteness

“White makes right” makes for bad readings of the Bible. [Read more…]

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Listen!

Can protests in Charlotte birth a moment of grace? [Read more…]

Scripture: Our Father & Mother’s Unruly Child

Scripture doesn’t replicate the theology of the church that birthed it. [Read more…]

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Gentile Transformation: In Conversation with Wesley Hill

Included people are invited to a transformed morality even as they transform the ethics of the church. [Read more…]