The Suffering of God: Divine Pathos and Prophetic Embodiment

Previous post here…  When Israel ceases to understand the Exodus narrative as normative they forfeit their God-given destiny and mission. In turn, they pervert the covenantal relationship that once took Continue Reading →

The Suffering of God: Pain and the Drama of Israel

See previous post here… YHWH’s suffering is a theme that is present throughout the Old Testament narrative. From the beginning, YHWH willingly enters into the suffering of creation. Stated differently, Continue Reading →

So That No One Would Laugh at the Church Pt. 3

Slavery, Lynching and Memphis Terrorizing the “other” for the sake of “peace” has played a large role in the formation of the United States. Since its beginnings, the U.S. has forced Continue Reading →

So That No One Would Laugh at the Church Pt. 2

Messianism, Drones and San Salvador Nationalism and messianic violence are two sides of the same coin. Stated differently, the belief in one’s nation as “chosen” or “set apart” encourages a Continue Reading →

So That No One Would Laugh at the Church Pt. 1

Intro “While I am pope,” said Pius XI, “no one will laugh at the church.”[1] During Pius XI’s papacy, the temptation to retract this statement would have, at times, looked Continue Reading →