I have previously suggested that the Christological controversies of the past live on in modern politics, that many right-leaning Christians seem to have Docetic tendencies (emphasizing the divinity of Jesus at times to the neglect of his humanity), whilst many left leaning Christians seem to have Arian tendencies (emphasizing the humanity of Jesus at times … Continue reading The Jesus of the left and of the right
Trump as incubus, "A Woman's Nightmare" An incubus is a demon in male form who, according to legendary, attack women in their dreams in order to have sex with them and spawn demonic children. Psychologists have speculated that these legends could have arisen from experiences of parasomnia or sleep paralysis. Some traditions hold that … Continue reading Trump as Woman’s Nightmare
Jesus once said, "No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." But that doesn't stop folks from trying.
Irony alert. He's not the Anointed One, he's just a very naughty boy.
I find it’s important to keep reminding myself of the good news, that the kingdoms of this world, with all their lies, and exploitation, and violence, will not have the last word. That the kingdom of God will. And that it is already making its presence felt in myriad ways. So as frustrating as it … Continue reading Reassurance in the face of corrupt leaders
The Russians Visit the Anointed One 1 After Donald was born in Queens in New York, during the time of Hillary, Russians from the east came to Washington 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born President of the Americans? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” … Continue reading The beginning of the good news about Donald the Messiah
Moral foundations theory is a social psychological theory intended to explain variation in human moral reasoning. It was first proposed by the psychologists Jonathan Haidt and Jesse Graham. In more recent times it has been used to explain the differences between progressive, conservative, and libertarian views based on the different relative weights each group gives … Continue reading Moral Foundation Theory and Biblical Ethics
The church is called to be both in the world and not of the world. That includes the world of politics. The problem is not that the church engages with the states. The problem is when the church forgets it is called to different ends via different means.
The temptation of Evangelicals in the wilderness by Trump
Fear not! For behold, I bring you good fake news.
I have been giving a lot of consideration lately to the political divisions within the church and it has got me wondering if the Christological heresies of the past haven’t disappeared so much as taken on new guises. Conservatives show some distinct Docetic and Apollinarian tendencies at times. They can be much stronger on the … Continue reading Political divisions within the church
Jim Carey has it right: Jesus is a loser by Trump's measure of success.