I’m considering the idea of teaching a 13-week, online, live course, “An Introduction to the New Testament.” I’m looking for feedback from those who might be interested about what they would be able/willing to pay to attend such a course. The content is an academic introduction to the New Testament is therefore non-sectarian, non-confessional. BelieversContinue reading “Introduction to the New Testament”
Since God is love and love always seeks the best interests of its object, then God would never consider, commit, command or condone violence as part of God’s modus operandi. Once I came to a place where I embraced open and relational theology and that God’s love is non-coercive, one of the main issues thatContinue reading “The Cross Through Love’s Lens”
In order to “deal with” the very problematic passages in the biblical texts that portray God as one who considers, commits, commands and/or condone violence (physical, emotional and spiritual), most Christian interpreters take what they call a “Christocentric” approach to reading the Bible. I think a Christocentric hermeneutic, however, doesn’t go far enough. Basically, theContinue reading “If Love is the Lens…”
My theology is a rather simple one: God is love. To me that means that God cannot not love because love is who God is. Love is God’s essence. Every other attribute or quality of God emanates from, is motivated by, and is saturated with love. Therefore, God cannot ever consider, commit, command and/or condoneContinue reading “If God Cannot Not Love…”
“Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son toContinue reading “If God is Love…”
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