The two basic tenets of Open and Relational Theology (ORT) fit with my experience and how I’ve attempted to live out my faith over the last 45 years. However, while my interpretation of some scripture often is supportive of the two basic tenets of ORT, my interpretation of other scripture often is in conflict withContinue reading “Various & Conflicting Portraits of God”
The day after nineteen, 9 and 10 year old grade 4 children and two teachers were gunned down by an eighteen year old, who 8 days ago legally purchased an assault rifle and high capacity magazine in Uvalde, Texas. Faith choices comes to me when I take seriously the events that transpire in real livesContinue reading “Violence and Faith”
Title: The Pluriform and Polyphonic Nature of Τὰ Βιβλία and the Implications of, and for, Open and Relational Theology Treatise Academic Abstract – Draft The earliest Christian theologians and apologists––i.e., the creators of the New Testament texts and the apostolic fathers––were thoroughly aware that their “holy writings” (ἱερὰ γράμματα) were pluriform in nature. They ingeniouslyContinue reading “My Doctoral Dissertation — A Draft Outline”
Shooting Ourselves in the Heart: The Impact of Gender-Specific Roles and Responsibilities in Faith Communities
April 27, 2022 Over the last four years, I have read numerous articles and large portions of books on this subject that have been written in the last 50 years. Those authors who state that the biblical texts support a traditional, patriarchal perspective are certainly on the decline, yet they still have a voice andContinue reading “Shooting Ourselves in the Heart: The Impact of Gender-Specific Roles and Responsibilities in Faith Communities”
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”
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