The Real and the Resurrection

posted 26/4/11

On Easter Sunday Tony Jones and me had a conversation that touched on the meaning of Resurrection at Revolution. We chatted a little about our concerns with the standard Liberal and Conservative renderings of this event and reflected on the theological significance of the different descriptions of Resurrection found in the New Testament. While there is some substantial […]

The Real and the Resurrection

posted 25/4/11

On Easter Sunday Tony Jones and me had a conversation that touched on the meaning of Resurrection at Revolution. We chatted a little about our concerns with the standard Liberal and Conservative renderings of this event and reflected on the theological significance of the different descriptions of Resurrection found in the New Testament. While there […]

The Crucifixion is Real

posted 21/3/11

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.  

Life in the Resurrection

posted 21/3/11

This is a clip from a talk I gave in Grand Rapids in which I talk about the transition from God as Wholly Other to God as a presence in the midst.

Rejecting Heaven

posted 27/1/11

This is a clip from the Poets, Prophets and Preachers conference I spoke at with Rob Bell and Shane Hipps. The parable I refer to was written by Phil Harrison and the music used is from the album Gentle Sabotage by Dubh.

Fundamentalism’s reduction of Resurrection to a myth

posted 26/1/11

Following my recent post on the reduction of Crucifixion to a mythology (which generated a lot of traffic) I thought I would touch on the thorny issue of Resurrection. While some people have reluctantly agreed with me that the Crucifixion could be described as a moment in which everything comes crashing down, where our mythologies […]

My Confession: I deny the Resurrection

posted 31/1/09

I am four days into my ‘Lessons’ tour and so far loving it. My time to date has been spent in Calvin College engaging in fascinating debates with Kevin Corcoran, Jason Clark, Jamie Smith, Lori Wilson and Michael Wittmer. Many subjects have been covered, but perhaps the most pertinent one revolved around the place and […]