- God-as-Gospel: The Doctrine of the Trinity as Science and Theology Converge
Two pieces this time. One’s about a book from the growing literature on the convergence of science and theology in today’s post-modern, post-secular, world. The second is from my sermon last Sunday in Rochester NY where Bob Wennerstrom was installed as pastoral associate in the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word (ELCA). Bob and I ...
- Homosexuality and Reformation Theology
An exec from the ELCA Division for Church in Society called earlier this month asking me, his prof in the 70s at Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), for some Reformation theology on homosexuality, additional to what I had propposed in ThTh 34 . Here’s what I sent him.
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Some Reformation Perspectives for ...
- A Feminist Christian’s Theology–Two Reviews
Exactly one year ago ThTh #1, our first one, went out into cyberspace. Today’s edition is #50. If you have been on the receiving end since the beginning, you did get 52 editions already, since we doubled up a couple of times in this first year, sending out two week’s worth on one Thursday. For ...
- The Other Half of the U+turn of Repentance, a Response to ThTh 48
Michael Hoy, veteran Sabbatheology guru, sent in today’s piece. It’s Mike’s addendum–“support” he calls it (well, sortuv)–to my ThTh #48 offering last week. It’s “the rest of the U-turn of repentance, the really good stuff.” Mike’s stuff offered here is indeed good stuff. Early this year Mike moved to St. Louis from a deanship at ...
- Repentance: Coping with God the Critic
For the prophet Amos the question was rhetorical and the answer obvious. “Is a trumpet blown in a city, and the people are not afraid? Does evil befall a city, unless the LORD has done it?” But it wasn’t obvious to his hearers. Nor, it seems, are the rhetorical trumpets and local evils obvious to ...
- 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.
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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 ...