Nothing

Nothing

On June 29,2016, popular Christian radio host and Christian Post contributor Michael Brown chose to post his tenth anti-LGBTQ+ article … Continue reading Nothing

Sodomy (or How I learned to Love my Neighbor)

Sodomy (or How I learned to Love my Neighbor)

When read both in the context of ancient Israelite history and through the intertextual lens of the NT, 20th-21st century concerns of modern evangelicals for preserving their own moral privilege by arguing for an inerrant text which condemns Homosexuality, falls apart. Such arguments are exposed as attempts to establish “self” as normative ensuring there is a denigrated “other” to compare with. They feed into the artificial categories of gender binary and traditional marriage, the attempt to preserve the power of a male elite by carefully maintaining the boundaries of christian patriarchy. Flying under banners such as complementarity and “biblical manhood/womanhood”, inerrancy allows those in power to insist their teachings cannot be rejected without rejecting the Gospel of Christ as well. Continue reading Sodomy (or How I learned to Love my Neighbor)

Flood

Flood

For me, the story of the Flood found in Genesis 6-9 is one of the most challenging and perplexing in all of Scripture. It challenges our preconceptions, defies our often simplistic hermeneutics, and undermines attempts to formulate propositional, systematized theological statements. While this story is often relegated to Sunday School, I suggest we put aside our pictures of fuzzy, smiling animals on a houseboat and take up the task of engaging God through the story he inspired. Continue reading Flood

Who I Am (Sometimes)

Who I Am (Sometimes)

I have come to value dialogue over debate and apologetic. I have come to love and engage the “other”, to stop seeing enemies and reprobates and start seeing neighbors. More than anything, I have been challenged by the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:2, “For I resolved to know nothing among you but Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” Continue reading Who I Am (Sometimes)