I thought this was interesting… You ever notice that those who are deeply charismatic (we can define that properly later) are anti-institutional while those who are pro-institution are anti-charismatic? Sure, that is a disastrous generalization, but I wonder how many exceptions to the rule there are? Anyway, Fr. Farley is an Orthodox priest. When I […]
Lately, as is so often the case, when I turn to read Ephesians, I inevitably get to chapter 4. It is honestly the oddest thing I experience. I read chapter 1…then chapter 2…then chapter 3…and then bam! there is chapter 4. Again. Happens all the time. This particular chapter is immensely important because the author lays […]
Recently, I went to Cuba. The readers of this blog know this. Many of my friends know this. Even those around me at the office know this. This is a series of reflective posts based on that experience. Note, I am not a pastor and will not be in the ordination process — either as elder […]
Yeah… I miss it.
I really wanted to blog my way through the recent trip to Cuba, but to be frank, there was just so much that I needed to not put anything down in writing. Anyway, I made some video clips and now I am putting them together.
When I first explored joining the United Methodist Church, I was told that the United Methodist Church does not require one to think a certain way — but only to think. This high intellectualism attracted me because it allowed me to explore my Christian faith through the power of the mind, something lacking in fundamentalism. […]
Same rules as these posts. Early Christian Interpretation of Galatians, Apostolic Fathers to Augustine While Galatians has become somewhat of a staple in theological interpretation since the Reformation, thanks in large part to Martin Luther’s anchoring to it his challenge to Roman Catholic theology, its use in the early church was minimal when compared to […]
As with yesterday, this is a draft. Constructive, polite, and wonderful comments only. Proposal This volume proposes to draw out a model not yet properly offered. I will attempt to present the death of Jesus not as one who was sacrificed unwillingly; committed suicide in a traditional sense; or suffered martyrdom; but rather as a […]
I’m going to post bits and pieces of my dissertation drafts. Not all is post. If you feel the need to destroy things, don’t comment. If you have questions, I’ll do my best to answer them. If you have constructive criticisms that won’t destroy my battered, bruised, and nearly non-existent ego, then leave them. Introduction The need to […]