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Intelligent People Blogging Intelligently This Week

TDKR + Ramona Flowers

Here are some posts that made me think this week, take and read!:

Martin Luther King Jr. On Human Solidarity and an Inescapable Network of Mutuality and the Dangers of Uninterrogated Whiteness by Cynthia R. Nielsen

Mark Driscoll Versus Everyone: Stifling Monstrosity by Toy Adams

Concerns With Women In Combat by Brian LePort

Moltmann’s Theological Genealogy and Use of Jewish Thought by Kevin

I Don’t Want To Be Just As I Am by Amanda Mac (I think she meant this post for Baptist, since we can play “Just As I Am” 50 times after the sermon and expect someone to come to the altar automatically)

Dr. King and Catholic Social Teaching by Robert Christian

Scriptural Reasoning: Reflection on a night of Interfaith Dialogue by Krista Dalton

Transformers: Immigrants In Disguise? by James Daily

The Cornel West We Forgot When We Met President Obama by Billy Honor

Cynthia on St. Augustine as Social Activist

From Cynthia:

“For Augustine, slavery is an unnatural, prelapsarian institution, which God permits as a form of either “reformatory” or “retributive” punishment for sin.”

“Before discussing passages from epistle 10*, I want to be clear as to the specifics of my claims. Although the contents of the letter reveal that Augustine condemned the kidnapping, violent treatment, and enslavement of free persons in North Africa—most of whom were peasants, women, and children—he does not explicitly speak out against the institution of slavery per se. “

I think once one makes the argument that slavery is unnatural, one is well on one’s way to paving the way for abolitionist logic. I am beginning to like Augustine way more than that Aquinas guy. #justprayin

For more, please see: Part I: Divjak Letter 10 and St. Augustine as Socio-political activist

Blog Posts of Note: Week of March 20th to March 26th 2011

Nichole M Flores, who also blogs at Women In Theology, talks about Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights Protests, and preaching.

Rachel Held Evans considers herself the worst pacifist in the world because of her sorta support for overthrowing Libya’s dictator. She was not alone this week but I stand by my three posts opposing the overthrow, especially in light of Joel’s new post about who the rebels are. Dun dun dun.

Meanwhile, Katie of Women In Theology wrote one of the best Christian pacifists posts of the week.

Cynthia R. Nielsen has began a series on Foucault, Augustine, and humility (2 of those three are some of my fave topics, 1 is not, you can guess). Part 1 ANDPART 2.

Julie Clawson discusses theology that matters.



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