July 2015

When I was a retirement community chaplain just after I graduated seminary, I was also the mother of two very young children. I often recognized the strengths I needed for one were beneficial for the other: listening, a willingness to move more slowly, wide-eyed wonder, respect for the now-ness of…

Happy Moltmann Monday! Today’s reading comes from The Source of Life, which is one of Moltmann’s lighter reads intended for everyone. The excerpt is from the very beginning, where he is simply (and beautifully) describing the Holy Spirit: The gift and the presence of the Holy Spirit is the greatest…

Happy Moltmann Monday! Today’s selection comes from Ethics of Hope, where Moltmann is talking about consumption, consumerism and how it clashes with our identity in God: A society which takes the growth of its production of goods and services as the yardstick of its health is forced to increase consumption….

A few weeks ago, I found myself at Princeton Seminary for the second time in a month, on the occasion of the Karl Barth Conference. I was there to see Moltmann, which did not disappoint. :) But I was also able to hear lectures from a number of scholars across…

Happy Moltmann Monday! I’ve chosen a passage from The Coming of God today in a section on “The End of Space in the Presence of God.” Now, I know talking philosophically about space (and/or time) is annoying for the vast majority of people, but fear not. Moltmann comes with metaphors,…

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