Emilie Grosvenor draws on Mary and the early church to meditate on the loss of a loved one.
N. Ammon Smith asks how we avoid becoming consumers in an age of digital ecclesiologies.
Joshua E. Livingston examines how Jesus blesses children to demonstrate the inverted shape of political agency in the kingdom of God.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only twenty-one when he wrote Sanctorum Communio, a text hailed by Karl Barth as a theological miracle. And yet, perhaps because it was translated and printed much later than his other work, most students of Bonhoeffer miss out on this foundational work of ecclesiology. To simplify the miraculous: traditional ecclesiologies begin with […]
Over the past several decades, theologians have turned to new methodologies to better understand how cultural situations shape lived faith and, in particular, the church. While these new methodologies have their origins in the social sciences, their adoption by theologians has both complicated and constructed new theological thinking for contemporary ecclesiology. This essay traces the […]
Taking human embodiment seriously requires more than a simple affirmation of the body’s moral weight—it requires a robust account of practices.
In the review below, Eric Severson takes up Neal DeRoo’s Futurity in Phenomenology: Promise and Method in Hussel, Levinas and Derrida in two respects. First, he addresses the book according to its philosophical pedigree–the work after all deals with a line of thinking in 20th century Continental thought and considers it’s consequences. Severson’s review will […]
Extended Review and some Possibilities for James K. A. Smith. Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works.
Introduction Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. –P.J. O’Rourke As I read and re-read Jamie Smith, P.J. O’Rourke’s quote seems rather apposite to my experience of that reading. I consider that being found dead with one of Smith’s books open in my hands would […]
Cultural Despisers William Connolly, in his 2008 work Capitalism and Christianity, American Style, sets out firstly to diagnose how the ‘capitalist project’ has been perverted and warped by its resonant relationship with conservative right-wing Christian religious beliefs. The religious right within Evangelicalism in America in relation to capitalism has given rise to a variety of […]