Monday, July 6

Tag: holy scripture

Thoughtful Thursday – Empire or Creation?

Religion, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Theology
This is a "reprint" of an article by Wes Howard Brook at ABC Australia/Religious Ethics. Wes Howard-Brook has been teaching and writing at the intersection of church, society and academy since 1988. Wes teaches theology and scripture at Seattle University and at churches and gatherings around the Pacific Northwest, the U.S., and now the world! For a beefed up biography and a list of his books, you can visit Amazon.  Reprinted with permission of the author. ... Empire or creation? Redeeming religion as a binding force Wes Howard-Brook What binds us together as a "people"? In our mobile, globalized world, it's harder than ever to say specifically what connects us as individuals to others. As my wife and I prepare for our five week visit to Australia, a number of our hosts tell us they are ...
Thoughtful Thursday – Top Ten Questions in Theology

Thoughtful Thursday – Top Ten Questions in Theology

spiritual practice, Spirituality, Theology
I am using Brian LePort's blog on the top 10 issues in Christian theology as a launching point for these thoughts. Theos - God Logos - Words So, literally, theos-logos, theology, is words about God. These are some of my favorite thoughts! I ask myself what is my relationship to the Divine? What is the Divine's relationship to others? Other people? Other things? Other components of the world? Other components of the cosmos? I will take a few questions right off of Brian LePort's list, but I see others also. And I don't think these questions are isolated to Christian circles. I believe these are questions we all struggle with-or should struggle with. And they are in no particular order--just the order that came to my brain this morning! How was holy scripture or holy writings created? Ther...