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Envy: Greed's Ugly Cousin
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

When we are envious, we gain nearly as much pleasure from the idea of the other person not having the thing we want as we do from the idea of having it ourselves. I drive a Prius. ...

The Problem Isn’t God; It’s Certainty
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 8:07am | Type: Blog

Uncertainty about the existence of God is not the same thing as certainty about the non-existence of God. Uncertainty about the existence of God is not the same thing as certainty ...

Does Postmodern Theology Risk Becoming What It 'Hates?'
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 7:59am | Type: Blog

hereas there’s a great potential benefit in challenging, or even actively deconstructing everything from our image of God to our notion of all things supernatural or miraculous, there’s also the risk that we e ...

Nonviolent Resistance Through Fantasia: On Peter Rollins' 'Idolatry of God'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

My central problem with Rollins’ work is that he’s not serious enough about the problem of evil, the power of idolatrous capitalism in our world. His system is not robust enough to resist the totalizing power ...

Waiting for God in the Dark Night of the Soul: On Peter Rollins' Atheism for Lent
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

I love Peter Rollins' honesty about his dark night of the soul. He's popularized a term for the intellectual position accompanying the dark night of the soul: a/theism. I interpret Peter's thoug ...

Narrative Theology: 'You Might As Well Love'
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 8:01am | Type: Blog

Last Sunday, the Catholic singer/songwriter/poet/theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama (who hails from County Cork, Ireland), took to Revolution NYC's "barstool pulpit," to share stories, poems, and wisdom ...

Sh...tuff Emergents Say: 'Ya Goin' to Wild Goose This Year?'
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

My friend, Travis Mamone, did a short video about all the stuff emergent Christians are prone to pop off about. Yeah, he pretty much nails me in it. My friend, Travis Mamone , ...

Austin's Autumn (Nonfiction) List: Pete Rollins, 'Insurrection' and desire
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday I wrote about the novels I'm eager to read this fall. Yesterday I wrote about the novels I'm eager to read this fall . And while, yes, autumn is ...

God is Big Enough to Take Our Doubt and Anger
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

"To believe is human, to doubt divine."</p> "To believe is human, to doubt divine." Those words are central to the self-described "incendiary th ...