Posts tagged theology
What Feminist Study is Teaching Me About My Body

But such divides, while comforting in the moment, fail to deal with the whole of creation – fail to understand what it means to be uniquely created by God, to be a creature interacting with the physical world. It’s a bandage, not a fix, to our complicated relationships with body image and visions of our selves.

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Marriage Will Not and Cannot Save You

It is not marriage that is salvation. It is the identification of Christ with the oppressed, with the human condition, with our very human incarnations. And this, ultimately, is why we must reject any theology that demands a romantic relationship as a sacrament or proposes that an adult sexual relationship is somehow a cure for personal sins. We are better and bigger than that.

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The Reality of a Grieving World

But part of the beauty of this human project that we are at once the same and completely different. Everyone goes through these same experiences, but they’re all different at different times and we all handle them differently. I know quite a few people who have lost parents, and we can commiserate with each other. But we also recognize that our experiences and our relationships are so different that we can’t fully grasp or understand each other.

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Modern Worship Music is Foreplay, Or Why I Hate Going to Church

So much of contemporary worship music has departed from traditional workings of lament, praise, and complicated confrontation with God. Instead, we sing “Blessed Be Your Name” until our ears bleed from the repetition. We need music that doesn’t simply invoke an orgiastic ecstasy with God. We need music that challenges and takes the theology we sing of seriously.

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