Beyond Theology

I just went to a local university to hear a respected biblical teacher from a reputable seminary with her colleague, a well-respected preacher.  It was a room full of seminary grads and preachers.  It reminded me of long ago seminary professors whom I still respect but can’t “go there” with them any longer. A minister […]

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Theological Cemeteries

A public statement was released from the seminary that awarded me the title of Master–of Divinity.  As a “master” it’s important for me to let all my masterlings know when I smell nonsense. . .kind of a musty smell.  It reminds me of sneaking down into the archives of the old library among the fragile […]

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Secular Seminary?

Click on over to State of Formation (Inter-religious Dialogue) to read this piece I wrote reflecting on what I learned. . .and didn’t learn. . .way back in seminary: Given my seminary-plus-30-years experience I have doubts that our world needs more preachers or theologians or seminary professors. We need non-magical-thinking people who can work side […]

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The Future of Faith

I just saw the following advertisement from my old alma mater seminary.  They are now offering: “Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising” I’ll leave that for you to mull over. Have a very “Good Friday”. . .in the beauty of Nature.

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What’s Your God Image?

In biblical studies through college and seminary I learned that the primary image of God was Jesus.  As I read deeper into “Liberation Theology” I began to see that Jesus could be ANYONE!  He could even appear as a beggar in the street.  He could be any race.  He could even be an animal; and […]

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Oscar Romero a Martyr?

Pope Approves Martyrdom Declaration for Oscar Romero Pope Francis decreed Tuesday that slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed in 1980 out of hatred for his Catholic faith, approving a martyrdom declaration that sets the stage for his beatification. I drive by a church each week that is named for a Catholic martyr, someone who […]

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