March 2016

1. The title is based on a quote the writers totally misunderstand.┬áIf you’re going to base two entire movies on a famous quote, go and read the source material first. As it happens, I highly doubt whoever wrote “God’s Not Dead” has read philosopher Frederick Nietzsche, or if they did,…

I don’t know about you, but I’m honestly beyond sick of politicians injecting Jesus into their platforms. I’m not saying faith isn’t political. It absolutely is; Jesus died a blatantly political death. But Jesus himself as the spokesperson of this party or that one? Color me skeptical and a little…

Happy Easter! Today’s selection comes from The Way of Jesus Christ in a section on the eschatological resurrection of Christ. If we look at the way these christophanies* and the Easter seeing of the men and women concerned were interpretatively perceived, we can discover three dimensions in their structure: The…

On this Good Friday, we ponder the Way of Sorrows, the Via Dolorosa, the path of Jesus toward the cross. Below is a reading of my chapter from Where Jesus Prayed on my attempt to pray the Lord’s Prayer while walking the Via Dolorosa. It’s an 8 minute meditation. Thanks…

Unsurprisingly, today’s Good Friday excerpt comes from The Crucified God, which includes a quote from German philosopher Hegel as an added little bonus: The faith which springs from the God event on the cross does not give a theistic answer to the question of suffering, why it must be as…

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