Let's just face facts for a moment. EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH DEATH Isn't that a crazy thought? We embrace a future and hopeful orientation. How could such an outlook ignore perhaps the most important milestone that each of us go through in the path into the future-- death? Let me give a few anecdotal … Continue reading Developing a Theology of Death
A midrash is a rabbinical interpretation of Scripture. This term is sometimes used interchangeably with aggadah. However, aggadah suggests more strongly a story. So when I am using it, I am referring to an interpretation of Scripture that is done in the form of a narrative reworking of a passage. As such, there is filling … Continue reading Midrash Aggadah
I did a post on Virtual Reality Baptism (VRB) on another blogsite I manage. I put it on that one since it is more looking at it as a missionary considering its viability. However, much of the post is a bit of an exercise of theological reflection. As such, it is also kind of appropriate … Continue reading VRB– Virtual Reality Baptism
Ed Stetzer recently put a Tweet on the Just a suggestion for husbands: If you're mentioning your wife, refer to her by name, and generally do that first. So, for example, "Donna is...” or "Donna, my wife is...” rather than, "My wife is..." It acknowledges her as a person, in addition to your marriage connection. … Continue reading That’s Not Really The Point… Ummm Really.
Recently a friend of mine shared a post on FB. I am sharing this quote. It is not one I agree with. I respect my friend, but I did not think he chose a good quote. So while others responded with the classic "Amens" and "I Agree" and "Like," I noted that I did not … Continue reading FB Just Isn’t the Best Place for Pastoral Theology
<Originally posted a few months ago on another of my blogs.> Years ago, I wrote a little article for our counseling center’s journal entitled, “Divine Intervention: The Flight of Elijah in Dialogue with Crisis Care.” You can see the article HERE. I noted the story of God’s dealing with Elijah in his escape from Samaria … Continue reading PTSD and the Bible
Correlation is described by Paul Tillich as: Theology formulates the questions implied in human existence, and theology formulates the answers implied in divine self-manifestation under the guidance of the questions implied in human existence. This is a circle which drives man to a point where question and answer are not separated. Paul Tillich, "Systematic Theology," … Continue reading Correlation of Theology and Pastoral Care in Community