I’ve just ordered James Bielo’s Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity (New York University Press, 2011). I’ve read his article, “The Emerging Church in America: Notes on the Interaction of Christianities,” Religion vol.39, no.3 (2009), pp.219-232, which had some really interesting stuff on the anthropology of Christianity. So...
…immanence means ethos: it is a way of thinking and dwelling, not a...– Philip Goodchild on Gilles Deleuze. In his chapter, “Thinking and Life: On Philosophy as a Spiritual Exercise,” for the collection I’m editing with Steve Shakespeare, Intensities: Philosophy, Religion and the Affirmation of Life, forthcoming with Ashgate 2012.
Prayer is not the private property of the failful but a common passion, indeed,...– John D. Caputo, The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event (Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2006), p.18. I’ve been thinking about this quotation, about praying and weeping, hoping and sighing, in relation to the criticism that the Occupy Movement lacks concrete...
I do not take the name of God to pick out an entity, as in realism, or an...– John D. Caputo, The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event (Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2006), pp.123-124.
To Join or Not to Join Peter Rollins'... →
Peter Bannister’s reflections on Peter Rollins’ Insurrection: To Believe is Human; To Doubt, Divine. He concludes that, ’without the transformational work of the Spirit in the believing community, Rollins’ laudable social programme based on an embrace of the Cross is [un]realizable.’ I would agree that there is a critically important link between Good Friday, Easter...
Jason Clark and Pete Rollins on the Resurrection
Over the past few days, I’ve been mulling over Jason Clark’s review of Pete Rollins’ Insurrection: To Believe is Human; To Doubt, Divine. In his piece for The Church and Postmodernism Book Symposium, Jason writes, Pete’s real focus strikes me as a philosophical reading of the nature of God, and the experience of faith within that. Whilst Pete signposts his work with...
Slavoj Zizek on Occupy Movement (audio link) →
Slavoj Zizek speaking on Smiley and West.
The Occupy Movement and Christian Piracy
Kester Brewin has written a couple of great posts reflecting on the occupy movement in relation to his ongoing work on Christian piracy: “Mutiny! Why St Paul’s is the perfect place for ‘Occupy’ Protests” and “Don’t Blame Bankers: What Alternatives are ‘Occupy’ Proposing“
Abandoning Funding Bid
Having spent yesterday writing my Expression of Interest for the University of Nottingham’s Advance Research Fellowship Scheme, I’m abandoning this funding bid after advice from the department I had hoped would support my application. I was told that the key criteria they are looking for are: a steller track record at the world’s top universities; a considerable list of...