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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Lee Greenwood, Elliott Smith and Karl Barth on “God Bless the USA” – A 4th of July excerpt from Your Neighbor’s Hymnal
The following excerpt is taken in part from my new book Your Neighbor’s Hymnal: What popular music teaches us about faith, hope and love:
Well… it’s coming up to Independence Day Weekend here in the United States. That means illegal fireworks, bar-b-ques on Weber grills, little children wearing patriot garb, and the sounds of the “most recognizable patriotic song” in the nation blaring from pickup trucks with gun racks … There’s more to read here.
This week marks the return of the HBO series “True Blood.” For those who haven’t followed the series, “True Blood” is based on a series of pulp-ish novel by Charlene Harris that follows the travails and revelations of Bon Temps, Louisiana after “The Great Revelation” – the moment following the invention of synthetic blood (marketed and sold as “True Blood” which gives us the series title) where Vampires come out in … There’s more to read here.
Last year I published a book entitled Freedom of the Self which was essentially an extended meditation on missional and emergent theology in light of kenosis. The book gets into areas of Continental philosophy as well and is one of those arguments in theology that often casts you as a radical, heretic, apostate or worse. One of the points I tried to make in the book is that the … There’s more to read here.
This past Sunday is known in the Christian year as “Pentecost Sunday” which celebrates the beginning of the Christian church with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as noted in Acts 2. What results from the outpouring of the Spirit is a movement toward radical community, signs and wonders of power, healing and reconciliation as well as the assurance that the promises of Jesus Christ are not merely waiting at … There’s more to read here.
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