Posts in Theology
"Divine Violence" and the Cross

One of the focal points in the discussions surrounding religious violence has been the degree to which some atonement theories purportedly support “divine violence,” which critics would apply to any theory of atonement that would require sin be dealt with on the cross as a form of expiation or punishment.

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Wince+Sing and Greystone

Wince+Sing -- whose name is drawn from the Hopkins line, "on an age old anvil, wince and sing" -- was the nascent form of the Greystone project, and after the recent hiatus the blog is now able to take a slight turn in its story, a turn in the direction of a more visible link with Greystone.

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We Have a Problem

For those with eyes to see and ears to hear, there is an enormous elephant in the room of church sessions, presbyteries, and denominations. There is much talk of church planting, missions, doctrinal orthodoxy, and the rosiest versions of a given denominational history. Meanwhile men are harming their wives and calling it an exercise of their headship.

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On the Portico to the World of the Bible

"In the beginning, God..." Drawing near to the vast, unwieldy edifice which is the world of the Bible, we assume we enter here by way of the portico of the natural-supernatural distinction. We think we come here in order to find some happy harmony between them, perhaps discover too how the one may in some hitherto undiscovered way be reconciled with the other. Scientifically oriented, earthy and natural creatures that we are, we come to find some space in our world and in ourselves where ‘supernature’ may be at home, and we can then be whole.

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