Immanent Liturgies by Jacob Vangeest

Immanent Liturgies

"In The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology Slavoj Žižek reads Christ’s death on the cross as a hopeful one for Christians. For Žižek, Christ signals to the believers his death is good news because 'It means you are alone, left to your freedom. Be in the Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, which is just the community of believers.'"
On the Collusion between Megachurches and the Prosperity Gospel by Ben Whitehead

An Unholy Marriage: Megachurches and the Prosperity Gospel

"The presence of megachurches as a mega-fabric of the American Christian landscape is hardly news to anyone. What might be, however, is the relationship between megachurches and the prosperity movement—a relationship that is inherently symbiotic."
The Courage to Speak of God by Tylor Lovins

On the Courage to Speak of God

"If, with Bultmann and the demands of the modern world, we cease claiming ultimate truth for our conceptions of the divine, we must learn how to testify to our experiences, to give voice to our liberations and struggles, to our ways of being and ways of thinking. And this involves questioning who we are at our deepest levels: to stand under question."
When Faith Needs Doubt by Chase Tibbs

When Faith Needs Doubt

"What could happen if people of faith were to embrace the possibility of knowing less than ultimate truth? Imagine the love and the passion and the wonder that could come from our divine capacity for curiosity."
A Prayer for the 49ers is not a Prayer to God by Tylor Lovins

A Prayer for the 49ers is not a Prayer to God

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"The religious attitude has much more to do with your temperament toward reality than it does with magical powers making certain things happen that otherwise wouldn’t."