The recent senate race in Alabama and the win of Doug Jones, and loss of Roy Moore, has stirred up a lot of negative feelings. I’ve seen people on both sides of the aisle who wear the mantle of Christian deride the other side, claiming moral and theological superiority. It is my hope that I […]
The events that took place in Charlottesville recently, as well as much of the apparent dissolution of the social and cultural fabric of the U.S. in the months up to and following the election of Donald Trump have, I think, made it evident that we live in a crisis of identity. I’m not talking about […]
A Problem with Knowledge “Ancient people were full of superstition, believing the most ridiculous things because they didn’t have access to modern science and technology. Since the enlightenment, humans have become more and more knowledgeable and eventually religion will pass away.” This fairly widely-held belief rests on a number of assumptions and requires a fairly […]
Non-historical views of salvation encourage us to ignore what is happening in the world and the Church’s role in it. Our average Christian’s non-story is an artless mix of Disney-ification (we cannot look too deeply into the troubling parts of life for fear it may mar our happy ending) and the deus ex machina (whatever story is taking place now is miraculously fixed by an intrusion unrelated to the story itself).