I listened to a lecture for class yesterday by Dr. Walter Sundberg that included some great quotes that give a hint of Luther’s ecclesiology. The radicalness of his vision for the church, especially considering the authoritarian hierarchy of the day, is remarkable. Does the ELCA want some suggestions for a way forward, a way of […]
Peter Rollins Denies the Resurrection
In a brief but provocative post, the always paradoxical Peter Rollins confesses that he denies the resurrection of Jesus. I find it helps to read all of his stuff in his Irish accent. It makes everything much more profound and dramatic. So, do you deny the resurrection?
On Seminary Education
When I was at Solomon’s Porch on Sunday night, Doug Pagitt said something to the effect that when he was going to seminary he was being trained for an industry that was dying and would likely cease to exist (and that those of us in seminary should think about that). He compared it to being […]
Solomon’s Porch: Your Average, Everyday, Cutting-Edge Church
I’ve been in St. Paul, MN for a little while taking an intensive class for my M.A. degree at Luther Seminary. Last night a few of us decided to go to Solomon’s Porch for our Sunday church experience. I mean, if you don’t have a home congregation you might as well go somewhere “hip,” right? […]
Brian McLaren has Another Book Out?
I must have really been living under a rock for the past few months. I didn’t even know he was working on a book, and I read on another blog that he just released another book. The man is a machine. I wonder what controversy he’ll stir up this time.
Emerging Church & Academy, Part 2
I wrote a post a few days ago saying that the emerging church is the result of the academy being brought into the church. This afternoon I read this quote on the Deep Church website: [T]he emerging church conversation has been invigorated by the energy, life and creativity that has come from some significant advances […]
Emerging Church: Bridging the Academy & Church?
This is just a quick observation that I seem to have noticed. It seems to me that popular evangelical leaders read books by people like MacArthur, Warren, Hybels, Swindol, Lucado, and Stanley: practitioners and pastors. However, it seems like emerging church leaders are reading books by Hauerwas, Wright, Brueggemann, Volf, McKnight, Moltmann, Franke, and Grenz: […]
A common thread in dueling schools of Christian theological (or philosophical) thought is to characterize “them” (whoever “they” may be) as embracing some sort of heretical position. I’ve been reading a few posts recently that try to pigeonhole the emerging church as gnostic. I forget some of the other places I’ve seen this recently, but […]
Brian McLaren is a Heretic
This is an experiment in blogging. I get nary a blip of traffic on my blog, which is fine by me. As I outlined in my first post on the blog, this is really an exercise in discipline and an opportunity to keep my writing skills intact. Additionally, it is becoming a place where I […]
All Books Read in 2007
I started doing this last year, and thought it would be a good idea to continue this year. Maybe this year, I can keep up with the list as I go and not forget books. Anyways, this post is mostly for my own personal record-keeping. As I read books and put them in my sidebar, […]