Category Archives: Jesus

Success?

Bonhoeffer, in his book ETHICS talks about the worship of success. He writes, In a world where success is the measure and justification of all things the figure of him who was sentenced and crucified remains a stranger and is … Continue reading

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The Jewish ‘No’…… continued.

I am going to continue with this idea of how we should understand the Jewish ‘No’ and the ‘Yes’ of the fledgling Christian faith. This effects our approach to how God works with creation and particular when he has a … Continue reading

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The Jewish ‘No’ and the Christian ‘Yes’ – Jesus the Messiah.

Moltmann writes at some length in relation to the argument of how messiahship should be understood or not by Christianity and Judaism. Throughout his line of thought, he emphasises that God has not abandoned his people, the people that he … Continue reading

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The past is not what our future hope should be.

I am continuing on my Jurgen Moltmann re-read period, and now I am at the very early stages of reading ‘The Way of Christ: Christology in Messianic Dimensions’. Nostalgia is a dangerous thing. We tend to do it with false … Continue reading

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The theologian of the cross – Jurgen Moltmann

I am continuing to read Jurgen Moltmann, and I am currently amongst some tasty thinking by this amazing theologian. In ‘The ‘Crucified God”, he writes the following: “The theologian of glory calls the bad good and the good bad; the … Continue reading

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Preaching as a sacrament.

I was supposed to do a bit of travelling today, but the recent fall of snow has put a stop to the idea. So, instead I have settled down to continue my longterm theological project of reading Karl Barth’s Church … Continue reading

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Inspired by love and anger

Inspired by love and anger, disturbed by need and pain, informed of God’s own bias we ask him once again: “How long must some folk suffer? How long can few folk mind? How long dare vain self interest turn prayer … Continue reading

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