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

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

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 […]

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 […]

In 2007, the journalist Chris Hedges published his fourth book, American Fascists: the Christian Right and War on America. Although much of the book is alarmist and differs quite sharply with my own experience as a youth and young adult in evangelicalism, his critiques are worthy of consideration. The final chapter “Apocalyptic Violence” is easily the strongest […]


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