“Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles” Paul of Tarsus The apostle Paul famously distanced himself from the two dominant modes of justifying ones political, cultural or religious dogmas. These were the embrace of wisdom (the Greeks) and signs (the Jews). [...]
The Crucifixion in Real This is a talk I gave in Grand Rapids in February 2011. Here I explore how the Crucifixion has been reduced to a mythology and approach it as the incoming of the Real. For a brief reflection upon this idea click here.
I have been spending a little time reflecting upon how the Church, in its currently existing form, has reduced the Crucifixion to a mere mythology. While this is something that takes place across the different traditions it finds its most extreme expression in Fundamentalism. This reduction of the Crucifixion to a myth is something that [...]