An excerpt from Jesus and the Land by Gary M. Burge "Walter Brueggemann is correct when he suggests that land might be the central theme of biblical faith. “Biblical faith is the pursuit of historical belonging that includes a sense of destiny derived from such belonging.” And if this is so, he continues, land might … Continue reading Land and biblical theology
With the grass being so lush and green this Beltane, with all the heat and rain, I’ve been meditating on YHWH as the source of life and fertility. In the process I’ve stumbled across a critique of Karl Barth by Walter Brueggemann, where he suggests Barth overplayed his hand in depicting YHWH as god of … Continue reading Fertility and Divinity
The psalms of vengeance are without a doubt, difficult for postmodern people to come to grips with, Christians included. Here is an honest look at them from Walter Brueggemann.
Last night stimulated some further reflections on the place of imagination within Christianity, and on how we can recover it where it has been forgotten, neglected or exiled. In the process I came across these words from Leland Ryken, in an article entitled, The Imagination as a Means of Grace. Ryken says: "In our Christian circles … Continue reading Imagining as an act of worship