Roman Conquest

Man Rape and Homosexuality

This is a rant. It is a rant about how we process various passages in the Bible that shed light on ancient Israel’s understandings of gender, sex, and power. In particular, it is a rant about how we deal with passages such as the Sodom and Gomorrah story in which part of the horror of […]

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Wind at Your Back

About a year and a half ago, I started running. I’ve never liked running, truthfully. So I also started biking on off days, as a sort of treat to myself for being so good and running on the others. One reason I don’t like running is that exercise has never been an escape for me. […]

Which God?

In working out what I’ve called here a storied or narrative theology, one invitation I issue repeatedly is to discover the identity of God through the things that God does. When we talk about God in the classical Christian tradition, it is easy to fly off to heaven, to think deep thoughts about the Trinity, […]

The World in Miniature

The ancients understood something about the world that we, too often, don’t. They understood that the patterns of being and interacting in each sphere of the world were establishing ways of being and interacting that affected the others. When Aristotle wanted to make hay about politics, he started with the most basic political unit: families. […]