Show 38: MindShift: Leaving the Church…to Find God (with Gary Hayes) Part 1

1 Sep

Why would anyone even contemplate the idea of leaving the church in order to find God? Surely the church is where one goes to…find God, right?  But the truth is that for many, God can easily get lost in the … 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 »

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 »