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Entries from March 2007

Peter Rollins: more fragments of a review (3)

March 30th, 2007 by isaac · No Comments

The nature of “revelation” seems to be a fundamental issue in Rollins’ project in How (Not) to Speak of God (2006). Most of the church these days, according to Rollins, conceives of revelation as the solution to what seems to be God’s hiddenness. He writes, “Revelation is thus understood to be the very opposite of […]

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Peter Rollins: a fragmentary review (2)

March 26th, 2007 by isaac · 1 Comment

In the first line of the first chapter of How (Not) to Speak of God, Peter Rollins locates his book within the amoebic movement among Western evangelical churches called Emergent: “While the term ‘emerging Church’ is increasingly being employed to describe a well-defined and well-equipped religious movement, in actual fact it is currently little more […]

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Exile

March 25th, 2007 by isaac · 2 Comments

Title: Exile Date: 3/25/2007 Texts: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8. Sometimes I take a look at the passages from the Bible that I am to preach on, and I think to myself, “Preaching is only going to mess up these texts.” And that’s how I felt this week, and today, as I […]

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How (not) to speak of God by Peter Rollins: a fragmentary reveiw (1)

March 22nd, 2007 by isaac · 2 Comments

A very long time ago, Adam Walker at pomomusings sent me an advanced copy of Peter Rollins hip book, How (Not) to Speak of God (Paraclete, 2006). The hope was that I would review it on this blog. After much delay, I will stay true to my word. Instead of one comprehensive review, I’ll post […]

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Weekly Prayer #7

March 14th, 2007 by Jason · 2 Comments

This prayer, by St. Francis, is one of my favorites because it gives such a vivid, full picture of God. I also like how he holds together several paradoxes (i.e. God is wisdom and humility, joy and justice, etc.). You are holy, Lord, the only God, and your deeds are wonderful. You are strong. You […]

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Amidst the thorns: a sermon on cactus and Jesus

March 12th, 2007 by isaac · 2 Comments

This sermon got double duty this Sunday. I preached it in the morning at one Mennonite church, and in the evening at the Mennonite church to which I belong. After preaching it in the morning, I realized that I had to cut out this boring part where I talking about this strange allusion Paul makes […]

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Moltmann on the Final Judgement

March 5th, 2007 by Jason · 11 Comments

Trinity church has a couple of excellent lectures by Jurgen Moltmann posted on their site. Moltmann is a Protestant theologian (not sure which denomination) from Germany. I first heard of him in college when a professor described him as someone who reads Scripture as closely as evangelicals, but often comes to novel conclusions. His first […]

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Tags: theology