Body of God

July 19, 2016 (Kampala): I've started reading Sallie McFague's book The Body of God: An Ecological Theology...It's an amazing book; I keep asking myself why I waited so long to read it! She is presenting an 'organic' model of God-in-the-World, a theological cosmology that centers on bodies and embodiment. She's preaching to the choir as …

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Gospel of the Body

My good friend, Nathan Novero, has just launched his new vlog, GOSPEL OF THE BODY. The Christian 'good news' is that God became human flesh in order to redeem it, but this divine incarnation will never be complete until ALL flesh has been made sacred and purged of shame. Join me and Nathan as we …

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Matter articulate

From the epilogue of Denys Turner's biography of St. Thomas Aquinas: Thomas's matter speaks, it overflows with meaning. For what are human beings but matter articulate, animals that in speaking make sounds utter, and in writing make literate shapes?... Articulate animals that were are, our bodies speak to one another, and through word and gesture …

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Eyes of God

March 10, 2015: This morning I woke with a theological vision in my mind. The question flashing before me was: "Does God have eyes?" Does God have eyes - intricately functioning organs that bend light to form a neuro-chemical signal that can be interpreted by a brain as images? The obvious answer is 'no'. Since, …

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Bibleless Christianity

November 4, 2014: The question of a Bible-less Christianity is bearing down on me this morning. Is it possible? Is it desirable? Is it part of God's long-term plan? For me this issue has to do with the difference between a 'biblical worldview' and a 'cosmic worldview' (as sketched by current theories in physics, biology, …

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God-in-me

Over the last decade, as the felt sense of a god 'out there' steadily diminished, the sense of a god 'in here' - in me - grew. I did a lot of praying to empty skies and crying out to mute walls. Gradually an awareness dawned on me that whoever/whatever God is, within my own …

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Earthy Easter II

April 11, 2009: Among the many incongruities of our lives here in Uganda is the one of spending major Christian holy days in wildlife parks. Christianity is a cultural thing in the sense of involving language, customs, rituals, and traditions based in history and literature, something utterly absent in the world of prehistoric hominids. As …

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