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Kneeling to the "Lord"

Kneeling to the "Lord"

While on a spiritual retreat at a Franciscan friary, reading about the Lordship of Jesus in N.T. Wright’s “What Saint Paul Really Said”, I noticed time after time worshippers enter the sanctuary and then bow on one or both knees before sitting to pray. And…

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the Justice of God by james d.g. dunn Here is a collection of my three posts summarizing this book Intro In this short book james dunn briefly outlines how part of our understanding of “justification by faith” was obscured during the Reformation, becoming to individualistic…

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Concerning “justification by faith” and somethings I’ve been learning, here is my second of three post summarizing the Justice of God by james d.g. dunn Justice for Gentiles: Paul and Justification by Faith In the second chapter Dunn outlines the contours of Jewish faith at…

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Concerning “justification by faith” and somethings I’ve been learning, here is my first of three post summarizing the Justice of God by james d.g. dunn Intro In this short book james dunn briefly outlines how part of our understanding of “justification by faith” was obscured…

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my recent summary of up/rooted’s december gathering “Is God a Capitalist?” and why it matters Mike Budde’s main purpose was to explode any presumed congruency between God and Capitalism. He started by connecting God and the Church. Assuming that our theology of God is connected…

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Two books and two beauties. Having just finished reading the Justice of God (by James Dunn) and The Fragile Absolute (by Zizek) I am continuing to shed my old evangelical understanding of “justification by faith”, having it revitalized by a New Perspective on Paul theologian…

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breaking from the solipsism of this blog, a posting by joe myers prompted me to reflect… he asked “I can’t help but wonder if we, those of us who participate in the postmodern conversation, are looking for ‘Woodstock.’ As we struggle for the future, will…

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brief outline/reflection on Marxism (via a selective reading of Marxism: Philosophy and Economics and the Marx-Engels Reader). my purpose for this: having just read through Zizek’s The Fagile Absolute, I realized that I knew very little about Marxism, or Marxist cultural analysis, so I thought…

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“The philosphers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.” Karl Marx, 1845 (Thesis on Feuerbach) Just switch theologian for philosopher…, but of course, interpretation in half the battle (or the whole battle depending on how postmodern you…

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back to the matrix now, just focusing on the themes of sacrifice and self-giving, esp. on Neo’s part, let’s see what the Matrix has to say about itself. In the second movie, Matrix Reloaded, the Architect tells us the matrix always needs to be balanced,…

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