December 4, 2012

Re-Reading Clement of Alexandria

December 4, 2012 // 3 Comments

If you haven’t noticed my hints, I have been re-reading Clement of Alexandria. The first time, it was love at first read, I was critical, and used Clement only for his Logos Christology and his interpretation of the Hebrew Bible/LXX/Old Testament. Now, my focus is on what I am calling from scripture & Patristic theology, the Darkness of God, a view of transcendence as mystery where God hides behind clouds (like in Exodus) and Jesus serves as the shining in the darkness (transcendence revealed to us, in such texts as John 1). I’ve also seen this cloud/angry YHWH imagery in texts like Lamentations. Am I off base here? Is it heretical to call it “the darkness of God?” I’m just thinking out loud here. RodChurch […]

A Biblioblogger Returns!

December 4, 2012 // 1 Comment

Check out Unsettled Christianity for the latest: When Are Bibliobloggers Appropriate? More importantly, when is Joel Olsteen Watts appropriate?…. RodChurch History. Anti-Racism. Nonviolent Politics. Nerd culture. Green Tea. #ResistDaily #AnaBlacktivismMore Posts – Website

Posted to Scribd: My reflections on Divine Omnipotence, Theodicy, and Postcolonialism

December 4, 2012 // 1 Comment

A couple of years ago I was asked by one of the editors of a Calvinist-leaning online publication to contribute an essay on philosophical theology and divine omnipotence. The aforementioned publication has yet to put this piece of work online, and rather than have this work wasting away in my saved Word files, I decided to share it with the three people who read this blog and those on Scribd. So without further ado, The Appalling Meekness of God: A U.S. Black Postcolonial Doctrine of Divine Omnipotence RodChurch History. Anti-Racism. Nonviolent Politics. Nerd culture. Green Tea. #ResistDaily #AnaBlacktivismMore Posts – Website