Category Archives: academic

Uncertainty

“Uncertainty is intrinsic to the process of finding out what you don’t know, not a weakness to avoid.” Neil Gershenfeld (‘Truth Is A Model’ in Brockman, John (ed.), This will Make You Smarter:New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking, London: … Continue reading

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Biblical Theology and the Authority of the Canon. Or; Why Don’t We Incorporate Other Religious Texts?

Essay word-counts are the bane of my degree; I always have too many things to say, usually because I do enjoy my tangents. The following post is an introductory section that I had to excise from a recent essay regarding … Continue reading

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Religion is not a luxury

Let us labor under no illusion. There are no easy solutions for the problems that are at the same time intensely personal and universal, urgent and eternal. Technological progress creates more problems than it solves. Efficiency experts or social engineering … Continue reading

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Spong and the Ontology of God

Despite finishing Spong’s latest work, Jesus for the Non-Religious, I am still left wondering what he actually thinks about the ontology of God. It felt like he was working up to it, but left it vague and fluffy. He rejects … Continue reading

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Spong’s Christology

“God is not a heavenly judge. God is a life force expanding inside humanity until that humanity becomes barrier-free. This was the God revealed in the fullness of Jesus’ humanity. It was a new God definition that shifted our old … Continue reading

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The Death of Institutional Christianity

“I have no concern for what is happening in institutional Christianity today. It is, in my opinion, little more than the final dance of rigor mortis. Today’s church spends its energy in losing battles about such things as authority, scripture, … Continue reading

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Leviticus 18: Using the hermeneutic principle "General-specific-general"

I’m not a Rabbinical scholar; I’m not a rabbinical student; I’m a (christian) theological student. Forgive me for my mistakes in what follows. Or rather, take it up with BZ who wrote a post on the matter. It is his … Continue reading

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