Purpose

Much of the content of this blog comes from papers I have written in my undergraduate and graduate programs of study.  Sometimes they are theological reflections on the Christian faith; other posts are centered upon a book and its concepts.  This is really a collection of thoughts tracking reading and theological engagement on various topics.  In sharing these writings I do not claim to have arrived at all of the answers or even to have written cohesively throughout my work.  Rather, this is really a way to engage in some of the conversations happening within Christianity, as well as, a place to give voice to those areas that I am particularly passionate about.  As such, this is intended as a dialogue or conversation about many themes within the Christian faith.

My passion for writing and study has several hopeful outcomes.  First, it is my hope that I come to understand who God is in a fuller light by wrestling with the various issues that are presented.  Secondly, theology is not always looked upon as a kindly friend to faith.  But, we all practice theology in some way and live out of that theology in practical ways, whether we are aware of that or not.  As such, good theology is not only important, it’s necessary.  Finally, I think theology happens within the Church and that the Church is vitally important for living out its convictions faithfully and intentionally.  For this reason, I might be considered a practical or moral theologian.  Whatever “label” I might receive, I do think that the witness of the Church to God’s reign must ultimately inform how we engage the world.  In this regard, I hope that some of this work allows creative imagination and serious engagement on a host of topics concerning what a Christian life entails.

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