September 29, 2022

Can There Be a “Christian City?” Reflections on Doug Wilson and Moscow, Idaho *Note: If you choose to comment, make sure your comment is relatively brief (no more than 100 words), on topic, addressed to me, civil and respectful (not hostile or argumentative), and devoid of links or photos.* I recently watched an NBC news segment (on Youtube) in which an NBC journalist interviews Pastor Doug Wilson of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho. According to the news segment, Wilson wants to... Read more

September 26, 2022

Relational Theology Yes; Panentheism No *Note: If you choose to comment, make sure your comment is relatively brief (no more than 100 words), on topic, addressed to me, civil and respectful (not hostile or argumentative), and devoid of links or photos.* ”Relational theology” is a relatively new term for any (mostly Christian) theology that emphasizes God’s vulnerability and openness to being affected by what happens in creation, especially in relation to humanity. It’s a very broad category including almost everything... Read more

September 22, 2022

The First Real Pentecostal Systematic Theology? *Note: If you comment here, make sure your comment is relatively brief (no more than 100 words), on topic, addressed to me, civil and respectful (not hostile or argumentative), and devoid of links or photos. I grew up classical Pentecostal (not charismatic) and attended a classical Pentecostal college. I was deeply embedded in classical Pentecostalism throughout my first 25 years of life. Then I attended an Baptist seminary (something I was warned not to... Read more

September 20, 2022

Is Jesus’s Maleness a Problem for Women? *Note: If you choose to comment, make sure your comment is relatively brief (no more than 100 words), on topic, addressed to me, civil and respectful (not hostile or argumentative), and devoid of links or photos.* This question of whether a male savior can save women has been around for decades. I first encountered it when reading Rosemary Redford Reuther (RIP May, 2022). Her answer was yes, although she admitted that his maleness... Read more

September 18, 2022

Changing Subjects: The Alleged Matt Chandler “Scandal” *Note: If you choose to post a comment, make sure it is relatively brief (no more than 100 words), on topic, addressed to me, civil and respectful (not hostile or argumentative), and devoid of links or photos.* Why am I writing here about Pastor Matt Chandler’s problems? I think, based solely on what has been revealed publicly, that what has happened to him, his family, and his church (The Village Church in the... Read more

September 16, 2022

Gnostic Hart? Final Reflections on “You Are Gods: On Nature and Supernature” *Note: If you choose to post a comment here, make sure it is relatively brief (no longer than 100 words), on topic, addressed to me, civil and respectful (not hostile or argumentative), and devoid of links or photos.* I am not labeling David Bentley Hart a gnostic. I am asking whether what he has written in “You Are Gods,” especially the final chapter entitled “The Chiasmus: The Created... Read more

September 14, 2022

Who Is a “Heretic?” *Note: If you choose to post a comment here, please keep it relatively brief (no more than 100 words), on topic, addressed to me, civil and respectful (not hostile or argumentative), and devoid of links or photos.* I am not tied down to any dictionaries when it comes to religious words. I have a two M.As and a Ph.D in Religious Studies. So please don’t refer to a dictionary to correct me. I know how religious... Read more

September 11, 2022

The Heterodox David Bentley Hart? Reflections on “You Are Gods,” Chapter Five “Geist’s Kaleidoscope: Some Questions for Cyril O’Regan” *Note: If you post a comment here make sure it is relatively brief (no more than 100 words), on topic, respectful and civil (not hostile or argumentative) and devoid of links or photos.* Some of you are reading David Bentley Hart’s new book “You Are Gods: On Nature and Supernature” along with me. Some of you have already finished the book.... Read more

September 9, 2022

Is There a Checklist for Determining “Christian Orthodoxy?” *Note: If you choose to post a comment here, make sure it is relatively brief (no more than 100 words), on topic, addressed to me, civil and respectful (not hostile or argumentative), and devoid of links or photos.* Recently here I suggested that I prefer the label “orthodox” to “conservative”—to describe my own basic Christian cognitive orientation. Of course, as I have said here many times, I am not giving up on... Read more

September 7, 2022

Is David Bentley Hart a “Situation Ethicist?” Reflections on Chapter Four of “You Are Gods” *Note: If you comment here, make sure your comment is relatively brief (no more than 100 words), addressed to me, on topic, civil and respectful (not hostile or argumentative), and devoid of links or photos.* Some of us are reading David Bentley Hart’s book ‘You Are Gods: On Nature and Supernature.” I have now read Chapter Four “Pia Fraus: Our Words and God’s Truth.” So... Read more


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