Tag Archives: Roman Empire

A Changing Religion

Early Christianity A Changing Religion Monday, September 3, 2018 Much of what Jesus taught seems to have been followed closely during the first several hundred years after his death and resurrection. As long as Jesus’ followers were on the bottom and the edge of empire, as long as they shared the rejected and betrayed status… Continue Reading A Changing Religion

Rediscovering the Gospel Message

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 Rediscovering the Gospel Message Monday, July 18, 2016 The spirituality of imperfection is, quite simply, the Gospel. However, in the fourth century, Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire. From that time on, the spirituality of imperfection—Jesus’ liberating message—became a subtext, a minority position. Once you align with imperial… Continue Reading Rediscovering the Gospel Message

Intelligent and Heartfelt Participation

Participation: Week 2 Intelligent and Heartfelt Participation Wednesday, April 13, 2016 What I have seen is the totality recapitulated as One, Received not in essence but by participation. It is just as if you lit a flame from a live flame: It is the entire flame you receive. —St. Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022) [1]… Continue Reading Intelligent and Heartfelt Participation

A Santa Claus God

Grace: Week 1 A Santa Claus God Wednesday, January 27, 2016 I strongly believe that good theology has two important tasks: to keep all people free for God and to keep God free for all people. In my opinion, most churches do not allow God much freedom.  God is always so much bigger than the… Continue Reading A Santa Claus God

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