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Confronting Lilith: An Angel or Demon?

She is described as too feral and independent a woman to be named and tamed by human discourse or dominated and domesticated through the domain of human reason, and so she dwells in the margins of our understanding, arising only as a sinister fairy tale, told in the dead of night, by Jewish parents who wish to frighten their wayward children.

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Religious Studies

Leap of Doubt - How Do We Believe Resurrection? - an interactive sermon (Easter 2)

This sermon is an interactive exploration which was recorded last year. It provides a timely reminder of the journey we have been on in our progressive Christian community. 1,110 more words

Progressive Theology

I Don't Know: Practicing Sabbath as Meaninglessness

In his newest book The Divine Magician (I review it here), Peter Rollins makes the case for the Crucifixion being the archetypal moment of meaninglessness in the world. 706 more words

Theology

The British God

The British Empire was the most extensive empire the world has ever seen, but by 1952 when Bertrand Russell wrote the famous essay which introduced the Celestial  Teapot to the world, it was on its last legs. 3,403 more words

Bertrand Russell

What About That Resurrection Thing?

As Easter Sunday approaches, my mind keeps ruminating on statements that philosopher and theologian Peter Rollins willingly shares about his thoughts on the resurrection of Jesus. 616 more words

3 Peter Rollins Books that You Must Read

  

1. The Divine Magician: The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of Faith

Dogma, doctrine and tradition are questioned as Peter Rollins uses the metaphor of the magic trick to expose the illusion of what he calls the sacred-object.  602 more words

Book List With Quotes

Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously,” was composed in the 1950s by Noam Chomsky, as an example of a sentence which was grammatically correct, and yet unlikely ever to have been spoken. 2,238 more words

Innate Deceiver