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 […]Read More Beyond Theology
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 […]Read More Theological Cemeteries
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 […]Read More Secular Seminary?
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.Read More The Future of Faith
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 […]Read More What’s Your God Image?
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 […]Read More Oscar Romero a Martyr?
I had another of those experiences the other day that remind me I’m still a Chaplain. . .even without the official title. An elderly gentleman I work with came to speak with me the other day. He and I have some lively discussions from time to time about “spiritual matters.” He loves to explore wild […]Read More A Secular and a Spiritual Face Death Together