Month: December 2008

Gaining a Son

My Dad took me aside late on Christmas Day and told me when he and my Mom had we three boys he knew one day he would “get” three girls. He did. On Christmas Day we learned we would “get” our second “boy.”

Does Anyone Get the Last Word? The Last Word and the Word After That

ooze200 Growing up with two brothers we were often more concerned with “who got the last say” than anything else. You know, incessant sniping until Dad or Mom gave the final threat. The Bill Cospy-esque kind of threat, “I brought you into this world, I can take you out,” garden variety.

When it comes to theology it seems we have the fixation about who gets the last word. When Brian’s final installment of the “New Kind of Christian Trilogy,” The Last Word and the Word After That, came out the title provoked quite the concern. Anyone having read widely in Christian theology knew well Brian was thinking through the matter of the afterlife and certainly most wanted to know where he stood on Hell.

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More than just and Advent Reflection

Quite a bit to be done around here. I plan to tweak the blog and adjust the content. Who knows when that will go live. In the mean time, consider hopping over to listen in on the Nick and Josh (Nick and Josh Website)  podcast featuring Peter Rollins. The show offers a talk/sermon/reflection by Peter Rollins while on his Fidelity of Betrayal book tour. Listen carefully and you will find plenty to take away not only about advent but some of the kinds of things that attract me to Rollins.