Author Archives: Joshua Parker

Tillich: The Theological Character of All Things

Tillich argued that everything is religious, because everything reflects an ultimate concern.

Rahner on Original Sin

A few notes on Rahner’s conception of original sin in Foundations of Christian Faith.

Pannenberg on Secularization and Orientation

Pannenberg argued that secularization engenders hopelessness for individuals, in which there is no orientation. A few ideas on what this entails.

In Defense of the Loaf and the Cup

The Eucharist, Communion, the Lord’s Supper—however you refer to it, the communal celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ through the bread and the wine has been one of the central aspects of Christian worship since the first days of the church. As early as 1 Corinthians, we have textual evidence concerning normative and […]

2016 in Five Books: a Review

This was an okay year for reading, as far as I was concerned. I set out to read 55 books, and at this point I’ve read 33 with a couple more that I’ll probably finish before the year is over. That said, I’m quite happy with the books that I did read–or, rather, the ones […]