Someone recently told me they thought the debate over the atonement would have to stop before any type of serious reconciliation could happen within the church. I disagree! And whether it’s the eternal optimist in me or my love of debate I can’t tell. But what I do know is that this topic is worth … Continue reading Things Fall Apart
“I am your voice – It was tied in you – In me it begins to (speak). I celebrate myself to celebrate every man and woman alive; I loosen the tongue that was tied in them, It begins to (speak) out of my mouth.” - Walt Whitman, Song of Myself This poem brought me to tears last … Continue reading I Feel What You Feel
In the months leading up to the publication of David Bentley Hart’s book That All Shall Be Saved, I was as excited about the reviews that I knew would follow, as I was about the book itself. Thankfully the book did not disappoint but several of the reviews certainly did. Many focused on complaints about … Continue reading Is the Past Permanent? A response to the TASBS review of Derek Rishmawy through Jordan Daniel Wood and Justin Coyle.
I recently went on a road trip to visit a seminary in eastern Tennessee, and along the way something I will never forget happened. Earlier in the week I had heard reports that Toni Morrison had passed away, so in preparation for the trip I downloaded her novel Beloved. As I set out from my … Continue reading Beloved In Lexington
Spoiler Alert: If you have not seen the new Spider Man: Far From Home film this post contains many spoilers from throughout the movie. Spider Man: Far From Home struck a wonderful balance between traditional comic book elements and creative twists. I will discuss these later, but first I want to emphasize what I feel … Continue reading Far From Home, Close To Perfect