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Lent and Community – Thoughts from the Edge

Street level theology often remarks, “God will not give us more than we can bear.” Aside from all of the accompanying issues the very statement raises, it is generally predicated on one verse, 1 Corinthians 10:13. A close read of this verse in its context reveals a community falling … Continue reading

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Lent and Imitation – Thoughts from the Edge

“Never imitated. Never duplicated.” Product teasers look to point out the unique features of their item. Distinguishing one item from the other may mean the difference in being in the “black” or in the “red.” Often people think the aim is unique individuality. The problem is our “style” is … Continue reading

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Lent and Plot – Thoughts from the Edge

A recent episode of “This American Life” relayed the story of a young boy who happened on an old house by Loon Lake. The old abandoned house held intrigue for a couple of 11 year old boys. Years after exploring the old house the now young … Continue reading

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Reflections After God – Thoughts from the Edge

Reflections. They are rarely an “exact” representation. The medium the image is reflected onto bears the marks that alter the original image. Even still we can see in the reflection what is represented. Moses imperfectly reflects God’s glory to the people, but he does reflect God’s glory. (Exodus 34) … Continue reading

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Aftermath of God – Thoughts from the Edge

One common thread running through at least three of the texts for this week involve the “aftermath of God.” That is, to borrow from Peter Rollins, life after an intense encounter with God. All encounters are intense. We may miss them when we domesticate God into our image. But, … Continue reading

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