Introduction to the New Testament

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”

The Cross Through Love’s Lens

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”

If Love is the 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…”

Embracing a Theology of a Nonviolent God

“Because the Christian message exhorts us to imitate God, our view of God and God’s actions very often forms the structure for our own ethics and actions. If we believe that God acts violently, then we can justify our own violence toward others. If we see God’s justice as retributive and punitive (concerned with punishingContinue reading “Embracing a Theology of a Nonviolent God”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”