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Monthly Archives: April 2008
Maybe it is just this time of the quarter, but students (and some staff I suppose) have become concerned that there is a state of apathy on campus in regard to spirituality. Granted, the use of ‘apathy’ as an phenomenological descriptor is etymologically derived from the Greek απάθεια (apatheia), a term used originally in Stoic philosophy to signify ‘indifference’ for what one is not responsible for namely things objective to … There’s more to read here.
During the summer of 1985, I was working at Mercer Island Presbyterian with High School and College students. It was a pretty formative season – I turned 21, had my first car (a ’73 Dodge Dart that I had to hit the starter motor each morning with a hammer to loosen the brushes – but it had a sweet Radio Shack cassette deck), and all my college friends were … There’s more to read here.
While the controversy has settled down around the Jeremiah Wright sound bites that have gotten repeated play on Fox News Network, the question remains a valid one for any member of a church: when do you stay and when do you leave in the face of inflammatory statements made by the leadership? To what extent to you allow latitude and context and to what extent do you say “that’s crossed … There’s more to read here.
“Was not Paul, like Lenin, the great “institutionalizer,” and, as such, reviled by the partisans of “original” Marxism-Christianity? Does not the Pauline temporality “already, but not yet” also designate Lenin’s situation in between the two revolutions, between February and October 1917? Revolution is already behind us, the old regime is out, freedom is here–but the hard work still lies ahead”
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