Deconstruction and the Great Iconoclast

“My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it Himself. He is the great iconoclast. Could we not almost say that this shattering is one of the marks of His presence?” -C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed When I was younger, I abhorred the idea …

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Words are Hard

I had a particularly hard time with my words at work yesterday. This isn’t a terribly new thing for me, I’ve actually had trouble with words for as long as I can remember. I had to go to speech therapy in elementary school to learn my “R”, “S”, and “Z” sounds, and I occasionally gain …

Faith and Function

This weekend I’ve found myself four hours away from home, hiding from a bunch of unfamiliar people on a cozy bed upstairs. Last night I drove to one of my best friend, Kirsten’s, house to help her set up for her graduation party, which is now going on downstairs. And like a good introvert with …

Rohr’s alternative Orthodoxy of Incarnation and the Cross

Image from defendingcontending.com This morning, when I opened up my email from the Center for Action and Contemplation’s daily meditation, the first sentence threw me for a loop- “Franciscan alternative orthodoxy emphasizes incarnation instead of redemption”. Maybe (and this is me being terribly picky) Father Rohr actually mean atonement in the place of redemption, as …

A critique of Complementarianism

John Piper, Advocate of Complementarianism through The Gospel Coalition One of my theology professors, Dr. Daniel Castelo, once said "Theology dies in abstraction". Practical theology, literally theology in practice, is one of the most important aspects of sound theology. This commitment, intermixed with recognition of my experience with misogyny in the Church, was the catalyst for …