Reading in Oden in the wake of his passing… In the weakness of their waning ideologies, secular chauvinists have focused obsessively on how Christian teaching has changed over the years. They cannot get enough of the differences between Christians of various historical periods, gloating over these differences as if they were decisive. These chauvinists report […]
Tom Oden has passed. His loss will be felt by the grater Wesleyan world as well as those in love with good theology.
As some of you know, I called the election right around the time Donald Trump, often-time Democrat, announced he was going to run as a Republican. If you are friends with me on Facebook, you’d see the occasional post noting Brexit trends as well as the Bradley Effect. I judged this based only on sociological and […]
Over the past little bit, there have been several things I have been reflecting on, for better or for worse. I figured it was time to share them as I am coming out of a time of self reflection and introspection. So let’s get started… Everything is not racist. In the past year, everything and […]
I posted a quote from Auden on my FB earlier. I wanted to expand upon it and to separate “anxiety” from the clinical sense. from Auden, “The opposite of faith is not doubt, but anxiety.” –W. H. Auden From Moltmann, Of course the person who is forced into a tight corner becomes afraid, while hope […]
But… So was everyone else, except that I was predicting in resignation, not attempting to flaunt an expertise I don’t have. However, shame on the pundits and some academics!!!! Here is what I wrote on #facebook “Punditry asks: where did we go WRONG? My answer: knowing nothing about the American people and the condescending way […]
The results of this election are actually in, though who is named the president is yet to be revealed. The results are that we, as a nation, lost in so many more ways than we won. Let me talk about just a few of the ways that has happened. First, people, myself included, have simply […]