Wednesday, April 18, 2007

New Sermon from James Alison and the Wrath of God

This is quite simply a miraculous sermon by James Alison. I shouldn't heap too much praise on him, but he may be one the clearest thinking theologians out there. This is a discussion re the Parable of the Vineyard and it he gives a pretty good definition of what the wrath of God actually is. "The wrath is coming in a form which you do not recognize. It's coming in the form of the Lord who is the Son, because Joseph was both the Lord and the Son, and it's as the one who is cast out, that the Lord is coming, and actually being the cast out one, being the victim before whom you might be put to shame is a far harder coming than the wrathful one which John the Baptist imagined. Because it means that you all will have to stand before that one and be ashamed in order to look upon the one whom you have pierced."

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I Might Be Back

It's been a while. I'm just going to brainstorm some topics.

1. Is the Genesis Creation story a foretelling of the life and passion of Jesus Christ?

2. Is the Easter story a story about the creation of the world?

3. Is the world created at the crucifixion of Jesus?

4. Does the Genesis Creation story correspond to the Day of Atonement?

5. Why do adherents to the Penal Substitutionary Atonement theory insist on a vengeful god?

6. Why does Penal Substitutionary Atonement theory fit so well with consumerist society?

7. Is it a coincidence that the rise of Penal Substitutionary Atonement Theory corresponds to the rise of consumerist society?

8. Why does the Penal Substitutionary Atonement theory maintain that there is basically no consequence to sin other than that it makes "God" angry. I believe PSA fundamentally misunderstands the nature of God.

9. Why does PSA deny the idea of human wrath and human violence?

That's all right now.