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Faith as Constant Revolution: Some Thoughts on Heretics, Tricksters and Cynics

Fundamental reformations that transform the constellation we use to navigate and understand religious life have occurred at various times throughout history. These events don’t simply call religion to live up to its ideals, but rather transform the very way we understand those ideals. They are thus fundamental ruptures in the very coordinates of religious understanding. Read More

Ethics as a Failure that Succeeds

This is a interview I had with Jay Bakker concerning the subject of ethical engagement. An interview sparked off by some debate surrounding an article I wrote called “Stop Teaching the Ethics of Jesus.” The interview delves into the relationship that exists between guilt, the Law, and Repression while discussing the nature of grace as a mechanism Read More

Treating Ethics as a Failure that Succeeds

A few days ago I wrote a post entitled “Stop Teaching the Ethics of Jesus” that received a lot of attention. Some people have asked for clarifications and, as luck would have it, Jay Bakker asked me to come to Revolution so that he could interview me about it. So here is a longer reflection on the post. Read More

The Revolutionary Potential of the Actually Existing Church

I was recently reading Slavoj Zizek’s excellent essay “The Ambiguity of the Masochist Social Link” and was struck by his reflection on how symptoms can represent forgotten failures to act. I would like to reflect upon this in relation to what we see in so much of the actually existing church today. In order to Read More

The Real and the Resurrection

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 Read More

The Real and the Resurrection

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 Read More

The Insurrection

March 03, 2011
The Insurrection

This is the audio from an abridged version of the Insurrection tour that we did in revolution in 2010.

Overcoming Religion

February 02, 2011
Overcoming Religion

Here’s a talk I did exploring new atheism.

The Sword of Christ

February 02, 2011
The Sword of Christ

A talk exploring the community of Neither/Nor.

It has been great that there have been so many responses to the last post. I hope that this means there is an energy behind exploring this issue. Sadly most of the comments deserve a proper response and yet that would take a long time to do (with each answer generating more questions). So instead Read More