The notion of ‘biblical’ manhood/womanhood – in its contemporary evangelical context — utterly befuddles me. Let me say: […]
A fascinating Bible story is that of Jephthah, the Old Testament military leader. In particular, the story of the […]
If you’re interested in why Christians are so confusing, it’s because most don’t know, quite frankly, the basic principles of core Christianity. Your beliefs about Christianity, though, (and even about most world religions, for that matter), are probably profoundly incorrect. You have the right to be apathetic, but you don’t have the right to be needlessly ignorant. Read on if you want to know what I think is going on…
Roger W. Stump, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Geography & Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY, is the author of a unique and compelling text, The Geography of Religion: Faith, Place, and Space. As I continue to read through the text, I find myself reflecting on the themes of secularization and desacralization with increasing frequency. Perhaps the notion of some ambitious (future) project makes me happier than I’d like to admit, but I see fascinating avenues of research ahead of me. Stump’s Geography, along with Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age, would make for a fine analytical framework with which I can approach many concerns my undergraduate honors thesis on French anticlericalism will bring to the surface.
The following is an excerpt from Stassen & Gushee’s Kingdom Ethics (2003; pp. 199-202):
The way of the Son of God into the far country is the way of obedience. This is (in re) the first and inner moment of the mystery of the deity of Christ. Now that we have dealt with the second and outer moment, it is to this that we must turn.