Category Archives: Theo Snap

…on orthopathy

Here’s a word from Eugene Peterson, which I found convicting, challenging, and thought provoking.  I’ll be chewing on this for awhile, and will probably need to read the whole book this excerpt is from, Practice Resurrection. “[An ontological] understanding of church … Continue reading

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…a manifesto from a cold december day

a little theology…. “was it not three men that we threw into the midst of the fire, tied up?… There, I can see four men, free, walking about in the midst of the fire… and the fourth one looks like … Continue reading

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…on gods and haters

“The arrogant cannot stand in Your presence.  You hate all evildoers.” Psalm 5:6      “God hates all evildoers.”  So… God hates people? Recently, I have noticed a few preachers picking up on this verse.  (At a church I visited, … Continue reading

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…on laws and homeless, naked, jobless, starving lunatics

“…sell everything you have, and give it to the poor…”  mat. 19.21 So…. should every Christian sell every possession?  Our houses, cars, computers, the clothes on our backs? And give it the poor?  A bunch of homelesss, naked, jobless, starving … Continue reading

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… on Good Friday in a crucified world

“Jesus was not the first faithful Jew who died on a Roman cross outside Jerusalem — nor would he be the last. In 4 B.C.E., Varus crucified two thousand Jews there, and in 70 C.E. Titus crucified five hundred a … Continue reading

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…on how a city got its name

The Tower of Babel story has so much to offer us in terms of moral teachings as well as theological ideas.  In addition, these mere 11 verses make for awesome literature when you look at it in its original language. … Continue reading

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…on the death of Occupy Wall Street and the Church

Recently I responded to a cnn article by Tony Perkins, who suggested Jesus was a free market capitalist and would have been against the Occupy Wall Street movement.  His assumption, I think, was that OWS is a movement full of … Continue reading

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