April 26, 2022

Deconstruction is undoubtedly the word of the hour. I have a lot of thoughts on this and wonder about, if any, its connection to philosophical deconstruction via Jacques Derrida and furthered by Jack Caputo. I wrote about it last month in my article, The Non-Click Bait Article on Deconstruction. So, when I use the term “deconstruction”, I use it with all the nuance in the world. But for all intents and purposes, allow me to use it as it is currently... Read more

March 29, 2022

I received a text from a friend earlier today asking me if I had seen the Hillsong documentary. My answer was no that I hadn’t. I know many people are watching that sort of thing at the moment, but I know it would just infuriate me while also confirming everything most of us already knew about Hillsong and their brood. We have seen this happen with countless churches, both big and small. Why would Hillsong ever be exempt? Hence, my... Read more

March 22, 2022

You’ve heard it said, ‘The death of God’ But now I tell you, ‘The death of philosophical Atheism.’ In 1966 Time Magazine asked, “Is God Dead?” via Thomas Altizer, William Hamilton and Paul van Buren. This came several months after Time had explored the question of whether or not theologians of the 1960s were trying to write God out of theology. The 1966 issue wondered if God was still a viable option for agency when science, secularism, and modern philosophy... Read more

March 15, 2022

Between John Cooper, The Gospel Coalition and whatever Progressive Christian writer feels like they want to have the sexiest and most provocative title that week, can any of us ever have an honest conversation about true deconstruction? The current dialogue on deconstruction that has been had mostly via online and social media platforms is a vitriolic one. And I get it. A whole generation of people who invested their time, money, energy, relationships – in short, their lives(!), in a... Read more

March 8, 2022

God finds god’s self in quite the precarious position these days, and everyone knows it. Christians are finding themselves full of nervous angst and heartbreak at what the future might hold regarding belief in God and those identifying as Christians. Atheists continue to argue the non-existence of God in the hopes of a future without one. Yet the Western understanding of Christianity is also what holds it together. For better or worse, our world stands on a particular knowledge of... Read more

March 1, 2022

Last week I published my first column here on Patheos, “Our Journey Starts in Paris: A Post Christian Question,” in which I spoke about imminence over transcendence. I, of course, posted the link wherever I thought was appropriate, which included a few theological Facebook groups I’m a part of. A question emerged from one group in particular, and it was a good question at that, and one I’m glad was raised. She asked if I had meant immanence rather than... Read more

February 22, 2022

Today, I am writing to you from Paris for my inaugural post. Is it a cliché to write in Paris, from Paris? I mean, what connection does the modern and postmodern predicament of Christianity have in common with Paris? Christianity is sold on its supposed fundamental promise of transcendence, but Paris is the winner when it comes to the ability to transcend. Paris thrives on its transcendence, and Christianity’s claim to transcendence has killed it. We want escapism from our... Read more

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