Reclaiming liberation theology (Part 1)

In our last post, we explore the deconstruction of the pro-slavery theology. In this post, we will examine the liberation theology. Both are the antithesis to each other.  At this point, one may wonder how is it that the Bible can be used to justify slavery on one hand and condemn slavery on the other…

Stories and narratives and the question of life after death

Everyone feels compelled to create a story or narrative to deal with their personal fear of death, the ultimate unknown. Every religion, society and culture has their own version of what life is after death. There are probably 7 billion opinions about life after death, so whose opinion is correct? The bible itself is open…

[Book Review] SNAP by Mick Mooney

How does it feel to be living a spiritual life marked by question marks instead of exclamation marks? Also, what is it like to live your life before God naked and unashamed, armed only with an honest heart that seeks to question everything, including your own faith/religion/spirituality/belief system and/or the doctrines/teachings propagated by the institutional…

Christ Not Christianity

I revised the poetry from the YouTube video “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus,” taking it a step further in order to separate the idea of “Christ” from “Christ-ianity.” There is the person and spirit of “Christ” and then there is the man-contrived doctrine and theology “-ianity” that came after Christ. Not differentiating between…

“So much of religion seems to be about fear”

“So much of religion seems to be about fear: fear of going to hell; fear of having bad theology; fear of not satisfying your end of the bargain so God will favor you and bless you; fear of others finding out how much you’re not really like the person you project and pretend to be;…

Much ado about theology

The first thing that goes when you begin to think is your theology. ~Oswald Chambers Theology, as I understand it, refers to an established set of man’s views and opinions about God. In the religious circles, theology tends to be passed down the generations like hand-me-down clothes. In other words, I understand theology as a…