Exploring “The Wisdom of Your Heart: Discovering the God-Given Purpose and Power of Your Emotions” by Marc Alan Schelske

13 Sep

Introduction Is it possible for a Christian to claim to be spiritually mature, but at the same time be emotionally immature? Surely this dichotomous thinking must be problematic on many different levels. This is the major premise advanced by author … Read More »

Leaving the Church…to Find God?!

28 Aug

Introduction What is the purpose of the church, anyway? It’s got to be more than just a social club; more than simply a place for Christian singles to find eligible marriageable partners; or just a place to connect with others … Read More »

Theoclasm in the Bible: A Look at the Book of Job

13 Aug

Introduction Have you had a theoclasm yet? Don’t worry, if you haven’t had such an experience, it’ll happen to you at some point. In fact, if you identify in any way with Christianity—maybe you’ve called yourself a Christian for years—then … Read More »

The God That Failed: A Theoclasm in the Making

4 Aug

Introduction Is it actually possible to construct good theology from a secular heavy metal band? Thomas Aquinas reportedly stated, “If someone says something true, you don’t ask ‘Who said it?’ but rather, ‘Is it true?’” In a YouTube interview with … Read More »

Show 33: MindShift: Exploring Theoclasms and Challenging Our Views of God (with Gary Hayes)

28 Jul

Why did one fish turn to the other at fish church on a Sunday and say: “I’m sure glad the ocean turned up today.” What does that have to do with our views of God? Explore the subject of theoclasm with … Read More »

Theoclasm: Challenging Our Received Understanding of God

18 Jul

by Gary Hayes “I pray God, rid me of God.” –Meister Eckhart Defining “Theoclasm” Theo– Relating to “God” or “gods” Clasm– to disrupt, to break down Therefore in this understanding, a theoclasm involves the notion of “disrupting, questioning and breaking down perceptions, … Read More »