Where Glory is Manifested.
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!’” — Luke 2.13-14 (NRSV) “We have always to remember that God’s glory really consists in His self-giving, and that this has its centre and meaning of God’s Son, Jesus...
Tanner & Competitive Incarnation
Been reading through Kathryn Tanner’s Jesus, Humanity and Trinity the past couple of days, and I am not so sure her Christology is entirely in keeping with her attempt to overcome non-competitive relations between God and humanity (and thus human and human). Tanner sees Christology as the point of inception for both her trinitarian theology and theological anthropology. “The key to...
Over the Rhine, the Coming God, and Other Things
.The new OtR release “The Long Surrender” came out in advance this week. Instant download and first-class shipping. What an early present in this present anxiety-riddled time of final exam preparation! I think I pre-empted a Christmas gift from a favorite cousin and his wife, but I don’t think I can be sorry for that right now. I’ve only given it a quick three times over,...
What is Glorious About God?
Perhaps one of the most frustrating theological hobbyhorses of conservative American evangelicals results from the projection of capitilistic visions of glory and grandeur into the nature of God. What is glorious about God? Type in the catch-phrase “we exist to glorify God by making disciples of all nations” into google and see how many evangelical churches claim this shibboleth as...