Archive for August, 2011

This is Grace

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

This is grace: to know that God stubbornly embraces you even though your heart pulses with the power to personally drive and twist the nails further into the body of the one who hung to bless you.

Becoming Israel

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

It’s 5:30 in the morning, but on other nights it’s been three, or four in the morning and I wake up reviewing my life, not as a matter of conscious choice, but as if my soul was already in the act and at the time of waking I am merely becoming aware of what was […]

Ethics As Unveiling

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Throughout this summer I have been primarily reading in the field of Christian Ethics in preparation for a class I will be teaching in the fall. In doing research for this class I was excited to discover a new anthology edited by noted theologian and ethicist Stanley Hauerwas, which is described as “an innovative exposition of […]

A Few Bullets on Flesh and Spirit

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The flesh cannot submit to God Biblically speaking, the flesh is not a reference to bodily existence but rather human life enmeshed in the power of sin The flesh is the eclipse of God through absolute human autonomy God’s judgment upon the flesh is death God judged the flesh in Jesus, and Jesus rose to […]

The Story of Everything

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

On First Things blog, “First Thougths” I was introduced to the following video… I wanted to share this on my blog as I think it smartly integrates good theology with a creative presentation.