Jesus as Victim of Sexual Humiliation & Assault

Preliminary Thoughts with Tombs and Bonhoeffer 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters,l and they gathered the whole cohort around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on his head. They put …

Towards a Socialistic Theology (I & II)

The human community is not identical to the community of God, but the community of God is contained in the human community. Every person, being an image bearer, is meant to mirror God’s divine kavod as an apostle of his Edenic-restorative mission. All have turned away from this mission — we build our houses on sand, rather than on the immovable rock. The liberating power of the Gospel is the emancipatory procedure through which God manumits, enfranchises, and coronates his children as heirs to the promise. This is in effect God’s freely willed binding of his selfhood to human nature, eternally (in his will as the moment of his being, eternally unfolding in the energies of the Spirit) and in the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and glorification of Jesus Christ. The liberating potentiality of the Gospel is actualized in the dialectic movement of the already-not-yet schema.

Suffering and the Promise (2015-2016)

This is a collection of posts, originally published in three installments in late 2015 and early 2016. What follows is an edited version. What’s remarkable to me—writing in August 2021—is how much my views have changed, and how much consistency yet remains. I hope this collection of reflections benefits you in some way.