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Thursday Theology -full listing Crossings Film Series
  • Poetic Preaching by Robin Morgan
    A couple of weeks ago I was part of a preaching workshop called “Preaching in the African-American Catholic Setting for Non-African Americans.” It was taught by Maurice Nutt, an African-American priest finishing up his DMin in preaching at the Aquinas Institute here in St. Louis. If I were to sum up what I learned in a ...
  • An Expanding Theology: Faith in a World of Connections. E.J.Dwyer, Newtown NSW, 1993, xii – 227 pages.
    Here’s a book review Ed did during his time in Australia. Book Review for Lutheran Theological Journal (Adelaide, S. Australia) Tony Kelly is an Australian Roman Catholic, a member of the Redemptorist order. In this proposal for an expanding theology, we have his blueprint for making connections between Christian theology and today’s ...
  • Faith and Reason in a Post-Secular World
    Colleagues, Three days hence Marie and I, God willing, fly off to Indonesia for my three-month stint as pastor in the English-language Christian congregation in Bali. We hope to have Email access, but at present details are fuzzy. If you need to know, consult ThTh co-host Robin Morgan. She’ll know as soon as we know. Should ...
  • A Response to Homosexuality and Reformation Theology
    Here is Steve Albertin’s response to Ed’s THTH #51 about homosexuality and Ed’s response to Steve’s response. Enjoy, Robin Ed, I never thought I would ever say this but you sound antinomian. First, in your discussion of the orders of creation, you seem to want to bless every “given” that someone has in his experience. Just because something ...
  • One Christian’s Response to “Star Wars — The Phantom Menace”
    A generation ago, half a continent away, I stood in line on a hot summer day waiting for the next Star Wars movie. In those days it was an event, a daylong affair of waiting in one line to buy your ticket and then in another line for your particular showing. Choosing the “right” people ...
  • God-as-Gospel: The Doctrine of the Trinity as Science and Theology Converge
    Colleagues, 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
    Colleagues, 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. Peace & Joy! Ed Schroeder Some Reformation Perspectives for ...
  • A Feminist Christian’s Theology–Two Reviews
    Colleagues, 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
    Colleagues, 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 ...