Category Archives: Theology

Why The Bible DOES NOT Forbid Homosexuality

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I want to dedicate this post to Dr. Kevin Neuhouser, my friend and mentor, who one day told me never to read the Bible like a fundamentalist because so many liberal LGB/TQqi-friendly Christians do, and he totally gave me the … Continue reading

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James H. Cone Re-Post

Ever since my parents and I watched an interview with James Cone on Charlie Rose, I have boasted about his incredible ideas.  Please listen to this Iconocast and read Cone’s books.  He is so awesome! http://www.jesusradicals.com/wp-content/iconocast/s2e30-iconocast.mp3 Listen to this and … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Paul Part 3: Don’t Do As the Romans Do

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The Apostle Paul lived in the Roman Empire. In the Roman Empire, a hierarchy existed between Rome and the nations. In English Bibles, the Greek word for “nations” is almost always translated as “Gentiles”. This enforces a hierarchy between Judean … Continue reading

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Love Wins Over Mean, Crazy, Famous People

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I finally got my hands on a copy of Rob Bell’s Love Wins. Needless to say, it was awesome. I read it last weekend and loved it. Many conservative evangelicals criticized it pre-release. They continued to harp on it following … Continue reading

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“The Gates of Hell Will Not Overcome” Part 3: A Funeral for Heaven and Hell

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On the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Russian Orthodox Church held a meeting to discuss and argue over the proper, faithful types of vestments priests should wear during worship. Little did they know that in the coming years they … Continue reading

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“The Gates of Hell Will Not Overcome” Part 2: Luke’s Justice

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Ostensibly, Mark Driscoll preaches the Bible and only the Bible. He gives sophistication to the old catchphrase, “The Bible says it; I believe it; and that settles it.” Nonetheless, if Mark’s sermon on Heaven and Hell was an essay, I … Continue reading

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“The Gates of Hell Will Not Overcome” Part 1: Mark Driscoll

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One of the goofball conundrums in evangelical circles involves the issue of accountability. Since Protestantism grew out of rejecting the Catholic hierarchy and evangelicalism, especially non-denominational churches, grew out of resisting mainline Protestant hierarchies and accountability structures, the question of … Continue reading

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The Anarchist G-d Part 1: Is There A Theology of Anarchism?

Many people flinch at the thought of theology. Oftentimes, they treat theology with suspicion and hesitation. Too often, theology and theologians have been related to Jesus’ pharisaic opponents and their attempts to interpret the Torah. Through this lens, theology has … Continue reading

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The Anarchist G-d

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All that work on “The Politics of the Resurrection” put me in the mood for doing bigger and better research projects.  I am going to try to stay on top of my other reading goals, but starting tonight, I am … Continue reading

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From Blog to Sermon: The Politics of the Resurrection Part 8: Resurrection Now!

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If this whole argument, from start to finish, has not made my point abundantly clear, let me attempt to summarize. Based on the social context of the day, crucified leaders were failed leaders. Rome killed people for political agitation or … Continue reading

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