Start Here: Theological Assumptions for this Blog

As part of some prolegomena I've been doing lately, which has included exploring my theological journey and influences, and some of the ways I've changed over the course of this blog, I thought it would be helpful to summarize the basic theological affirmations or assumptions that underpin the thought articulated here as a place for new … Continue reading Start Here: Theological Assumptions for this Blog

Where I Am (How I’ve Changed … and How I Haven’t)

This week I’m spending some time on prolegomena, articulating how and why I engage with the world as I do. The other day, I told my story up to 2018 when I started this blog. It is a story of being influenced by a wide range of ideas and traditions, both Christian and non-, ancient … Continue reading Where I Am (How I’ve Changed … and How I Haven’t)

Responsibility

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (2017) has described her Anishinaabe culture as “nationhood based on a series of radiating responsibilities.”* It’s hard to imagine any Western person describing our own culture in such terms, especially today. While traditional Western society was very community-focused, to the point of an often extreme anti-individualism, and Western liberal (i.e., constitutional, rights-based) … Continue reading Responsibility