THE LIBERATION OF DIALOGUE

Kerygma, a Greek work in the New Testament for “preaching” – to cry or herald the salvation of Jesus. Or more specifically an approach that the early church took for oral history and proclamation.  More specifically, a storied approach that the early church took for oral history and proclamation.  Martin Accad, the famous missionary to the…

KILLING GODS IN THE DESERT

In Roman culture, the first “atheists” were these peculiar Christian types. They rejected the influence of the gods in their lives, a kind of fulfilled Socratic vision with the Nazarene, Jesus, at the center. This was the pre-Christian world; a world filled with pagan idolatry and sexual governance because most of these Roman gods contained some…

Crashing The Echo Chamber

In light of social media, the temptation is to think we need less talking in the world. The concerned and wounded claim that one less voice is enough to stop the echo chamber – the amplification of the chatterbox that is “we the internet.” This may be a fix for the personal wrestling, but it…

Exorcist-In-Chief (Part II): Christian Optimism Is Boring – Guest Post

Christian Optimism is Boring. After Trump won the Presidential Election (God, help us all), I was surprised by my Facebook feed. It was so…boring. Granted, every single post was election-related, which was expected, but nevertheless, I. Was. So. Bored. Why? This: “Guys, let’s just all remember that no matter what happens tonight, we’re all people…

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…