I am going to share some personal pondering (in the form of questions). But first, As I peruse various groups on Facebook or essays here and there on the web, it seems to me that just about all of it a rehash of old thinking, old theology, in new guises. Nothing really different, but the […]
Open & Relational Theology
This, I believe, is the third book I have reviewed written by Thomas Jay Oord. All of them have been in one way or another about what Oord calls an “open and relational theology.” In such a theology, God’s “pluriform love” resides at the center. “Pluriform love,”* according Oord changes both our human perception […]
Churches and the Crisis of Decline | Andrew Root (A Review)
Churches and the Crisis of Decline: A Hopeful, Practical Ecclesiology for a Secular Age, Andrew Root, 2022, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Baker Academic, ISBN: 978-1-5409-6481-4 For the sake of full disclosure, I approach Churches and the Crisis of Decline as both a Universalist and Progressive Christian. This puts me at odds with Andrew Root’s more traditional […]
It was a BAD, not good, Friday.
“A bad Friday” Why do we call it “Good Friday”? Not in any way was it good for Jesus. It was a cruel, agonizing, vicious death that Jesus suffered. Nothing good about it. Yet we insist on calling it “Good Friday.” Is it because we’ve made his bloody death all about us? All about getting […]