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Entries from April 2007

Something Instead of Nothing

April 28th, 2007 by Jason · 5 Comments

In my half-awake slumber this morning I kept trying to picture what Hawkins describes in The Theory of Everything: our tiny world speeding around a tiny sun, which in turn is part of a galaxy that is steadily speeding away from every other part of the galaxy which is all slowly cooling off, burning out, […]

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Tags: science · theology

Living on the (Seminary) Boundaries

April 27th, 2007 by Jason · 2 Comments

I’ve been reading Living on the Boundaries for the past couple of days while substitute teaching. It looks at the intersection of three disparate worlds: “evangelical women, feminism and the theological academy” as the subtitle puts it. What struck me this morning though was their aside on seminaries where they suggest that evangelical seminary education […]

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Tags: theology

back to Rollins: (not) speaking about God

April 17th, 2007 by isaac · 8 Comments

I haven’t been very good at keeping up with my fragmented review of Peter Rollins’ book, How (Not) to Speak of God. My most recent excuse is that the demands of Easter took over my life for a bit. Rollins first chapter explicitly shows his debt to Meister Eckhart, the significant mystical theologian of the […]

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Tags: reading corner · theology

“Presente”: a sermon for Easter

April 8th, 2007 by isaac · No Comments

After struggling for the past week, I came up with an Easter sermon. The people at church had good things to say about it. One of the things I appreciate so much about my church is that I can be honest with them—they are my friends. And I know that I couldn’t say the things […]

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Tags: sermons · theology

last minute Paschal thoughts: Sebastian Moore on Easter

April 7th, 2007 by isaac · 2 Comments

As I’m sitting here trying to preach faithfully an Easter sermon, I was reminded of a book I recently read by Sebastian Moore. His books always reveal new insights into what it means to abide in the love of God. Anyhow, here are some incredible passages from his book from the 1980s, The Fire and […]

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straining to speak: rowan williams on Easter

April 7th, 2007 by isaac · No Comments

I keep coming back to two passages in Rowan Williams book, Resurrection. They offer me a stumbling block and wonderful possibilities at the same time as I try to figure out how to preach on Easter. Here are the passages: as with the whole of Jesus’ life, we are driven to speak of events which, […]

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notes for Easter: sermon preparation

April 3rd, 2007 by isaac · 3 Comments

Easter is the big one. Preaching on Easter requires shifting into 5th gear. It’s the game day sermon. It’s make it or break it time. So, I started my sermon preparation for this big Sunday last week. And after much study and prayer, all I know is what not to preach. In God, Christ, and […]

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Tags: sermons · theology