Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Living Spiritual Rhythms - November 14

The plight of much of the Western church is that it has been overly influenced by its political, economic, and social contexts. Instead of always following culture, Christians should take the lead and find biblical, creative, and spiritual ways to bring the truth and love of the gospel into the world. Redeeming our political, economic, and social relations is a crucial, even urgent task that requires our serious attention and our devoted time and energy. As far as I see it, this can begin on a local scale and grow from there. Change is possible.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Reflection for the Week - November 13

I’d wager that reality is subjectively objective. This configuration appears to correspond to nature and humanity. That is, God, the other, and the world are objectively there, but our access to them is subjective. Yet, subjectivity does not cancel out objectivity, or vice versa. If that’s the case, they are related and distinct.  


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday Thoughts - November 8

Beyond the veil of insignificance, I hope to have a place in the memory of God.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Living Spiritual Rhythms - November 7

What looks like our planned obsolescence, where flesh turns into stone and then to dust, is a common feature of humanity. Were it not for the Crucified and Risen One, a post-death transformed flesh in a possible world, could never be an actuality.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A Brilliant Book! Verbs, Bones, and Brains

This remarkable volume, from a conference held at the University of Notre Dame, is a ground-breaking contribution to current understandings of human nature. Composed of an Introduction, five chapters, several responses to each chapter, and two epilogues, the book offers an interactive blend of perspectives, including the scientific, philosophical, and theological, concerning the hotly debated question of ‘being’ human.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Reflection for the Week - November 5

Since our evolutionary repertoire shows the capacity of human belief predates belief in the God of the biblical text, I’d wager that the study of anthropology is equally important as theology (and other disciplines) to better understand humanity and the world. Transdisciplinarity is coming of age and finding a niche for itself.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday Thoughts - November 1

Love goes beyond justice and justice goes beyond love. Neither can go it alone, nor can one be fully collapsed into the other. Thus, there is a tension here that requires dialogue in order to come to a reflective equilibrium, which nevertheless will necessitate endless revision.