Easter Hope is Paranormal Hope that our Bodies Matter

ParanormalChrist’s genesis is the very ambiguous event that we call the Resurrection of Jesus.  It is this singular event that has shaped the contours of faith, belief, hope and dared to challenge the norms of creation by declaring that the impossible has happened and it has happened definitively in Jesus.  And this impossible event, thisContinue reading “Easter Hope is Paranormal Hope that our Bodies Matter”

Crucified God: Jesus wasn’t kidding, God really forsook him

“My father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me…” (Matthew 26.39) “And he took with him Peter, James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled” (Mark 14.33) “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me…And being in agony he was passionately praying and his sweat became likeContinue reading “Crucified God: Jesus wasn’t kidding, God really forsook him”

Christianity and Capitalism: The Enigma of Capital

Protests at Zuccotti Park A Small Explanation This review is forthcoming in the next Review and Expositor Theological Journal. The theme of the Spring 2013 issue is “Christianity and Economics” and it is largely the product of a series of papers presented by myself and a host of other academic and pastoral colleagues at lastContinue reading “Christianity and Capitalism: The Enigma of Capital”

The Pope is NOT the Anti-Christ: Tips for reading Revelation

Let’s get straight to the point: The Pope and his election has absolutely nothing to do with the end of the world. Further, this recent papal election has absolutely nothing to do with a pope that will become the ever allusive “antichrist.” If that’s how you read the book of Revelation, please close your Bibles…Continue reading “The Pope is NOT the Anti-Christ: Tips for reading Revelation”

The Christ Aporia: his last name is not Christ and he’s not your friend

Aporia…confusion is of the devil, but aporia is of the Father -this is the least one can say about a definition of the Christ, a symbol as rich as it is dense, as familiar as it is foreign. Or one can say it as John Milbank does in his seminal text, The Word Made Strange,Continue reading “The Christ Aporia: his last name is not Christ and he’s not your friend”

Who needs the death of Jesus? We have Facebook

The widespread use of twitter, tumblr, Facebook, etc, and the past success of the movie “Social Media” and the accolades it received across various Hollywood awards shows should have gained the attention of the church and thoughtful followers of Jesus. Yet, this is not the case. Normally, us self-professed Christian folk can dismiss the latestContinue reading “Who needs the death of Jesus? We have Facebook”

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