“Theological Musings” — Not Your Sunday School’s Theology: Book Review

“Theological Musings” — Not Your Sunday School’s Theology: Book Review October 20, 2023

If you were expecting Theological Musings: Collected Essays of a Tattooed Theologian, Vol. 1 to be another neatly wrapped package of theological nuggets, think again. Dillon Naber Cruz throws down the gauntlet, challenging readers to dig into theological trenches and wrestle with topics as gnarly as complex PTSD and the impending apocalypse. The feel-good factor is low, but the intellectual stimulation is off the charts.

Exploring Complex Topics

This isn’t Sunday School theology; it’s the kind that needs a warning label. Cruz dissects complex PTSD and societal decay with the scalpel of a seasoned theologian who’s seen too much to buy into easy answers. His personal struggles serve as grim tutorials, allowing us a peek into the often-messy intersection between faith and real-world suffering.

Challenging Assumptions

Consider your sacred cows officially tipped. Cruz isn’t interested in spoon-feeding you what you want to hear. From climate change to the myth of eternal peace, he thrusts inconvenient truths in your face and dares you to blink. If your theology can’t withstand a little scrutiny, consider this your D-Day.

Connecting the Dots

This book isn’t an exercise in academic navel-gazing. Cruz maps out the cause-and-effect relationship between personal piety and societal disintegration. You’ll find yourself thinking twice about your so-called ‘harmless’ actions when Cruz lays out their potential global ramifications. The message is clear: wake up, take responsibility, and act before it’s too late.

Finding Hope

Don’t expect Cruz to deliver hope on a silver platter; he makes you earn it. Through candid anecdotes and hard-earned wisdom, he shows us that true hope isn’t an opiate for the masses, but a hard-won treasure for those brave enough to face life’s ugly truths.

Thoughtful Reflections

Cruz puts the ‘musings’ in Theological Musings, sparing no intellectual expense in confronting the paradoxes and pitfalls of faith. Forget neat little bows; these essays are packages of dynamite, meant to blow up your preconceptions and force you to reassemble your beliefs from the ground up.

Theological Musings: Collected Essays of a Tattooed Theologian, Vol. 1 by Dillon Naber Cruz is more than just a theological jaunt; it’s a reckoning. Whether you end up inspired or just plain disturbed, you’ll close this book a different person than when you opened it. This is a must-read for anyone daring enough to reexamine their faith in the crucible of reality.

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My hope with Snarky Faith is to incite change no matter how big or small. I want to cultivate conversations that help people to look for new ways to live out their faith. I'm also one of the weird ones who think that God still moves today - we're just looking in the wrong places. You can read more about the author here.

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