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belief, jesus, theology -

Just thought I'd throw a wrench into tidy little black-and-white theologies here.

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church, feminism, theology -

BUY THIS CARTOON!   Some will say Paul didn't write this. Others will say if he did he didn't have a wife. Others will say whoever wrote it wasn't inspired by God but his by personal view of women. Others will say whoever wrote it was a part of the New Testament's push towards a  more liberated view of women and was ahead of its time even though it was still stuck in a patriarchal worldview. Others will dismiss it all as hopelessly sexist.  Some might find this funny. In any case, this verse, and a couple of others, have been used to...

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cartoons, theology -

"Theology Divides" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward We could look at the story of the tower of Babel as a metaphor for how language can separate and even divide us. I claim this translates to theology as well. Good theology articulates the reconciliation of all things and expresses ways to make this manifest.

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cartoons, theology -

"Theology Doesn't Help" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward Here Jesus is in the exact same scenario as Job was with his comforters. All the theology in the world only satisfies those who aren't suffering. To those who are suffering, no matter how pious, lofty, or holy the words are, they do nothing to abate the pain. I claim almost all theology is created from a place of privilege. Just look at the theologies that aren't... Black theology. LGBTQ theology. Liberation theology. Disability theology... any theology that is on the side of the suffering, the oppressed, the marginalized... is considered radical...

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