Category Archives: Eschatology

The Politics of Being on the Wrong Side of History

A lectionary reflection of mine on the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector has just been published over on Political Theology Today. If you think you’ve seen it before, you probably have. It was written for Political Theology … Continue reading

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Transfigured Hermeneutics 10—Transfigural Interpretation

Introduction Transfiguration and Exodus Transfiguration as Theophany Jesus as God’s Glory Face in John’s Gospel The High Priest and the New Temple The Climactic Word The Bright Morning Star Moses’ Veil With Unveiled Faces This is the final part of … Continue reading

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Transfigured Hermeneutics 7—The Bright Morning Star

A few months ago, I started a series over on Reformation21 on the subject of Transfigured Hermeneutics. For various understandable reasons, following a change in editorial direction for the site, they have decided not to run the final four parts … Continue reading

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A Musical Case For Typological Realism Part 4

The final part of my four part discussion of music and typological realism has just been posted over on the Theopolis Institute: Music is the glorified form of temporal action and speech. It transfigures and elevates our temporal activities. Figural … Continue reading

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A Musical Case For Typological Realism Part 3

The third of my four part argument for typological realism through the conceptual metaphor of music has just been published on the Theopolis Institute: Music’s revelation of time’s potential to be a realm of unity and coherence affords us new … Continue reading

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Podcast: Time

In our latest Mere Fidelity episode, Matt, Derek, and I take up the theme of time, exploring, among other things, some of the issues raised in my recent posts for the Theopolis Institute. You can also follow the podcast on … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Memorial

I have guest posted over on Political Theology Today, on the subject of Maundy Thursday, the Passover, and the memorial meal. This combination of historical memory and eschatological hope in the celebration of the Eucharist—the Christian Passover—is exhibited at various … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Unmarried State

I’ve posted over on the Passing the Salt Shaker blog, giving some thoughts on the unmarried state, in the continuing discussion following Graham Ware’s introductory post: The welcoming of the unmarried in the early Church was radical, but perhaps not … Continue reading

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The Politics of Eschatological Imminence

I’ve guest posted on the Political Theology blog today, commenting on 1 Corinthians 7:29-31: The sense of eschatological imminence that we encounter in New Testament passages such as 1 Corinthians 7 has represented a nagging problem for many theologians. Indeed, … Continue reading

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The Politics of Hospitality

I’ve just remembered that I forgot to link to a guest post that I recently wrote for the Political Theology blog. The post is on the subject of the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats. By coming to us … Continue reading

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