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MLK Day from the site of the church

January 15, 2007 By: Theoblogical Category: Uncategorized

 A really good, inspiring post from Anthony on MLK Day

So the primary site of my reflection on King is ecclesial…from the site of the church.  The church in its liturgy, sacraments, and in its various practices of what I call neighbor-love. 

The Dream, as I have come to understand it, is an eschatological hope but a liturgical practice whereby the people of God being on a journey to do a particular kind of work.  The work being a Spirit-intoxicated performance of the gospel and giving signification/foretaste to the kingdom of God…or as King called it the Beloved Community.

Source: If I could pray to St. Martin…MLK Day « Musings of a Postmodern Negro

Considering a small trek to KC

January 04, 2007 By: Theoblogical Category: Uncategorized


Is the Reformation Over?

This event in KC is tempting.  I’d love to get over there.  I’m mulling it over.   If I can land a reasonable place to stay,  I may take the plunge.   I just got Hauerwas’ Brazos Press Press Commentary on Matthew yesterday.   It would be fun to finally meet face to face with my friend Eric,  and some other blog acquaintances like Pastor John, Charlie Pardue, and Scott Langford (Scott is actually in Nashville where I am,  and I keep meanin’ to call and say hi ).  Anyway,  this is only a couple weeks away from tonight.

Link to Nazarene Theological Seminary


January 01, 2007 By: Theoblogical Category: Uncategorized

It’s here.  It’s the year of my son’s graduation from high school (still can’t quite grasp that one).  It’s the year when my wife and I will celebrate the 25th anniversary of our first (blind) date (almost as hard to grasp: 25 years!!??) 


Adding to the Balcony People

September 10, 2006 By: Theoblogical Category: Uncategorized

My previous post I showed what I had put in my page of “Influential people and groups”, which I did back in 1994. The Wittenburg Door interview with Stanley Hauerwas had me strolling memory lane about the magazine, and I noticed that the set of links would be updated today to include Stanley Hauerwas. The Church of the Saviour is still very much on that list, if not the primary source for my thinking and longings for authentic church. Dietrich Bonhoeffer may well be added to that list, although I very much need to re-read the three of his books I had previous read (Life Together, Cost of Discipleship, and Letters and Papers from Prison) and let them speak to me differently than they did when I read them first in the late 70’s. I think that now, the theological language will make much more sense to me than it did when I was in my early 20’s.


23 years

June 11, 2006 By: Theoblogical Category: Uncategorized

23 years ago in 1983,  today, June 11,  I was married to Janet in Cincinnati, Ohio.  We’ll delay that celebration a bit as she is up in Cincinnati right now,  helping our her Mom who is having some kind of dental surgery tomorrow.  So I’ll wait a bit to say more about this.