Universal Love & Jesus

A Christian friend of mine today posted a comment on Facebook bemoaning modern theologians who consider miracles to be unreal yet who still claim to be Christian. I’m not exactly his target, but as he described such views as painful and “actually rather disgusting,” I felt compelled to respond. I’m sharing some of our ensuing […]

Comment on Love, Being, & Change

I’m drawn to deconstruct the opposition between loving who and loving what. Can we distinguish the one we love from the qualities we love? Is a person an absolute singularity or an ensemble of relations as expressed by Marx? Loving a being as a who — a singularity — seems more noble and exalted than […]

Looking for a City: A Ministry of Radical Love

============ (This essay was written for my application for Meadville Lombard Theological School admission. I was accepted and will begin my first course this summer.)     The deepest motive I can conceive for beginning a progressive ministry vocation in our world is to advance and expand the potential for creating a community of love on earth […]

Radical Minister Vs. Radical Philosopher?

  I haven’t blogged here for real in months. I am feeling stuck, and am writing to work through it. I’ve dreamed of becoming a preacher since I was in early grade school, possibly even earlier. My father, his father, my mother’s mother, several uncles, an aunt, brother, and a few cousins are or were […]