Category Archives: Letters between friends
Letters Between Friends: To Jeremy C. on White Privilege (Part 2)
My friend recently linked and article on the topic of white privilege and asked: “I don’t feel bad for having what we call ‘white privilege.’ What I hate is that it isn’t a universal privilege. From my experience, this list seems absolutely … Continue reading
Letters Between Friends: To Jeremy C. on White Privilege (Part 1)
My friend recently linked and article on the topic of white privilege and asked: “I don’t feel bad for having what we call ‘white privilege.’ What I hate is that it isn’t a universal privilege. From my experience, this list … Continue reading
Letters Between Friends: David P. and hearing from God.
[This post is a response to David P’s comment on my previous post. You can read it here.] Dear David, Thanks again for taking the time to listen and respond to both of my questions. I trust that you are … Continue reading
Recovery Journal: Learned Helplessness and the Theology of the Abused (Part 2)
Recap: In my first post of this very very long blog I talked about learned helplessness. To recap what I said… Abused people often experience trauma they have absolutely no control over. The pain, trauma and abuses they experience lead … Continue reading
I hope God can forgive people like Hitler because I hope God can forgive me (or What Step Four taught me about my sin.)
In my previous post on Rob Bell, where I unwittingly started a debate concerning atonement theories, one of my friends James left this as part of his comments and pushback on my words. “Can you really love this kind of … Continue reading
Rob Bell, Universalism and all that Jazz.
I promised to respond to the many comments put up after I posted my thoughts on Rob Bell, Universalism, and seeing and understanding God as a threat. First up, my brother. “Interestingly enough, I’ve heard people use Luther’s major premises … Continue reading
Letters Between Friends: Rebekah Rossi, the Holy Spirit our Mother, gender constructs and the divine feminine.
Rossi recently posted: “How would you respond to someone referring to or praying to the Holy Spirit as “Mom”? I’m interested to hear your thoughts…” She tracked me down and wanted my input and I jokingly put “heresy” but promised … Continue reading
Dear David Canon: Atonement theories have never fed the poor.
Dear David Canon, First off, thank you for your kind words. While it is self-evident that I am the most wonderful of all the Gonzagas here at Fuller, it is always nice to be reminded. Second, I apologize for starting this conversation … Continue reading
The last several months and the last several years…
About the last several months… Last Summer I wrote three of what I consider to be the best and most honest pieces I have ever written. (They can be accessed here, here, and here) They were the fruit of a … Continue reading →