A Theology of Alternative Endings (Part 1)

As a student of Philosophy, and an observer of the various ways others think and act, I mostly pay attention to two things: Coffee and Kierkegaard. The former is for obvious reasons, sometimes for taste but mostly for necessity. The latter because, well, he is the thinker I mostly attach my current faith-awakening to. It…

How to Win Enemies and Alienate Democracy

Does anyone else find it interesting when talking heads in media say things like “the people have decided,” or “America has chosen her next President,” whenever the percentages are something like 49% to 51%? Just recently in the UK, commentators were doing the same thing over Brexit, shouting over and over again that the “people”…

The Outsider God

God Is Unreasonable or The Outsider God.  “… the world You (God) had made, made You an outcast.” -Dylan I have this growing sense that if I find that the actions and even the words of Jesus to be rational, I have diminished or destroyed the power of the story in my mind and experience. This…

Turn Up The Volume!

When I was fifteen years old, I spent most of my time doing one thing: playing guitar. Screaming into the microphone for a punk rock band, painting my fingernails black and wearing guy-liner. I now consider much of that a youthful indiscretion, and before you judge me, go ahead and write a list of your…

How to (Not) Share the Gospel (2/2)

The Message What is the Gospel? If you venture out to your local christian bookstore you will discover volumes of books who’s titles proclaim to expound the “true” gospel. Endless titles abound from authors who seek to once again repackage the “law-court” scenario for another 200-pages, including some stories of how westerners are finding freedom…

Abraham & the death of the gods

This is a short dialectic on the sons laying on the table. I am deeply indebted to Kierkegaard’s book, Fear and Trembling, for this post. Philosophy is not particularly popular, especially amongst my tribe, christianity. Whenever I mention to someone that this is my major, they have one of two responses: 1.) laughter, because the only…