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Confronting the Sin of Despair – Hope as a Theology of Resistance

It is not so much sin that plunges us into disaster, as rather despair (John Chrysostom) Revelation 21:7-8 – “The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8But … Continue reading

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Do not Weep for Me… (Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem)

In his gospel, Luke tells us that as Jesus was on the way to Golgotha, a number of women followed Jesus, mourning and wailing for him. Remarkably, he turns to them, saying, “do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and … Continue reading

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Will You Forget Me Forever?

“How long, oh Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my … Continue reading

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Jesus the Crucified and Resurrected Lord Part 2

In the last entry, I discussed the “theology of glory” and the “theology of the cross” and my difficulty with both. I also mentioned how I feel that the problem is essentially Christological. How do we relate the cross and … Continue reading

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The Return of the Lost Ark

“Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. … Continue reading

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