November 2010

Happy Advent, everyone!  And what better to kick off this first Monday of Advent than a little Moltmann messianic theology? The messiah will come when it is possible because the way has been prepared for him.  This is the advice of the prophets (Isaiah 40).  Prepare the way for the…

Happy Thanksgiving all!  I’ll not be blogging this week as I’m going to enjoy some good family time.  (And, in deference to my vegetarian daughter who will be fervently praying for turkeys between now and Thursday, I’ve posted a picture only of fruit. :) You’re welcome, kiddo.)  Below is a…

Be warned- I’m about to cite an article that will likely rile up a number of people.  It came from a blog post about universalism (we’ll save that topic for another day) that you can find in its entirety here.  However, it is the following excerpt that I found worth…

Another quote from Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendell, this from the concluding pages of I am My Body:  A Theology of Embodiment. “Reflection on embodiment as a central Christian topic prompts mistrust of a Western Augustinian theology which begins with the fall instead of creation and the pleasure which God took in this…

I recently finished a series of essays by high-profile (mostly German) theologians entitled How I Have Changed.  The idea came from Jurgen and Elisabeth Moltmann, who wanted to hold a symposium of their theological generation and share the overarching themes of their work over the past thirty years and how…

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