- Outsiders and Insiders
For this week’s ThTh, two announcements and one piece of theology. The theological essay comes from a Crossings aficionada. She sent it to me earlier in the week as a “Monday Musing.” It spoke to my muse. Let’s see if it does to yours too.
Peace & Joy!
THE TWO ANNOUNCEMENTS
FYI. The number of you on ...
- Historic Episcopate–Another (once underground) Voice
MeLinda Morton studied theology at Seminex in the early 1980s. After seminary she went into the Air Force and served as an operational AF officer for ten years: “I did some flying, served as a Minuteman II missile officer, and spent my last three years in the space program.” Her Minuteman II service, she says, ...
- Theology of the Cross or Theology of the Resurrection?
Every Friday noon during the current academic year Robin Morgan and I have joined a handful of other folks at St. Louis (Jesuit) University for a brown-bag lunch hour at the Theology Department. Robin’s in a doctoral program there. One item of her program has her working with “Theology Digest,” a department publication. At the ...
- Relocating Authority in the Family
I’ve been afflicted by some “bug” for most of the past week, so my intended piece for ThTh44 didn’t get finished. So I’ve gone to the “barrel” for what follows. It’s an essay I was asked to do for a publication in Australia when I ...
- Response to Luther Research
The text ...
- Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son in the Old and New Testaments: A Jewish Scholar’s Report
THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF THE BELOVED SON.
The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity,
Jon D. Levenson. New Haven: Yale
Univ. Press. 1993. xiv, 257.
The sub-title–child sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity–is enough to get your attention, even if it is “transformed!” But I had never even heard of the title, let alone the author, until ...
- Two responses re: The Vatican and Me
This past week we received these two responses to Thursday Theology #37, my piece called “The Vatican and Me”. The first is a letter to Ed about me from Lou Smith. The second is a sermon by Carolyn Schneider. Somehow I’m sure there’ll be more discussion about this topic after you’ve read these two pieces. ...
- Christian Callings: Care & Redemption of Creation
Here follows the text of a presentation I made this morning (March 11) to the Lutheran Professional Church Workers Conference of St. Louis. Not everyone of the 30-plus people attending was pleased. So proceed with a grain of salt.
Peace & Joy!
Christian Calling: “The Care and Redemption of all that you have made”
Near the ...
- Augsburg Confession & Luther’s Catechisms
I’m coming to the end of the Winter Quarter in teaching 15 students about the Lutheran Confessions here in St. Louis. The course is an offering of the Lutheran School of Theology here in town, a ministry of the Metro St. Louis Coalition of ELCA congregations. For the upcoming Easter term the coalition asks for ...
- Union With Christ
In case you’ve not yet heard, there’s a new look, a new book, in Luther
research. Here’s a review of it FYI.
Peace and Joy!
Union With Christ.
The New Finnish Interpretation of Luther,
Carl E. Braaten & Robert W. Jenson, eds.
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans. 1998.
ix, 182, paper. .
Every few years the world’s Luther scholars get together ...