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More on “Tradition in Action”

Notes on Awake to the Moment1, “Tradition in Action” (69-104): The second chapter of Awake to the Moment discusses Christian “tradition” as a resource for constructive theology. What most readers probably think of as tradition, “sets of shared meanings and … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In our discussion of Daniel, we ended up talking about the fact that the book of Daniel is like the book of Revelation in the New Testament – hard to understand, hard to interpret, people avoid it for that reason … Continue reading

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Waking Up to the Moment

I’m starting out the theological year by reading Awake to the Moment: An Introduction to Theology.1 This book has sat reproachfully on the “read me” shelf almost since it came out in 2016, while other preoccupations kept pushing it aside, … Continue reading

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Truth Value

Class is all over but the grading, which needs to be done a little more quickly than usual because the university’s Moodle site, where all my students’ work will be, is going to be shut down for maintenance two days … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for World Religions

The small liberal arts university where I occasionally teach offers courses in “World Religions.” The discipline of Religious Studies questions the “world religions approach” these days, for good reasons, along with the very idea of “religion” as separate from things … Continue reading

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“Never underestimate …”

In the second-wave-feminist 1970s, it was commonplace to hear the lament “a woman has to be twice as good as a man to get half as far.” In view of the dismaying news of this election season, I have begun … Continue reading

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Why Talk About the Language of Worship?

So, question: can you think without language? No. ? I mean … I don’t think so. Wait … do you mean … anything … in general? Or … something specific?

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