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A Political Lament

We are easily seduced by the forces who emphasize division and anxiety to rally against those who share our common confession of faith. This political season exemplifies how easy we become Cain, or Joab, or Judas. Left and Right both … Continue reading

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politicizing tragedy

The trouble with politicizing is not that issues should go unaddressed. Rather, the trouble with politicizing is that the issues usually addressed are 1) not the core issue really at hand 2)tends to both confirm the speakers pre-established ideas and … Continue reading

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Summarizing contemporary politics and “ethics”

Just finished reading Niklas Luhmann’s Introduction to Systems Theory.  First, I’ll say this might be the most difficult book I’ve read.  Partly because I don’t have a background in sociology, mostly because Luhmann is a very dense and meandering writer.  … Continue reading

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Analysis of the situation

An excerpt from my presentation today on the introduction and first chapter of A Theology of Liberation: Gutiérrez identifies “theology as wisdom” and “theology as rational knowledge” as two classical functions of theology. The former relates theology to the spiritual … Continue reading

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