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DE Ponderings, January 2017

Taken from the IL/WI District Newsletter, January 2017

Stanley Hauerwas in War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity states: “…the church does not have an alternative to war. 473 more words

Democracy Is Not Always Right

My delve into Hauerwas’ Christian criticism of liberal democracy coincided very well with one of the most depressing electoral results, and everything since then, that I can imagine. 789 more words


Virtues of War Course Endorsement

Duke University’s Office of Institutional Equity suggested I propose a course focusing on protected veterans in Spring 2016. Stanley Hauerwas helped me craft a reading list and initially agreed to co-teach with me, but he was called by the Divinity School to teach a course there due to faculty turnover. 36 more words


Vulnerable Birth

“The second person of the Trinity was conceived and born needing the care of a mother. To be human is to be vulnerable, but to be a baby is to be vulnerable in a manner we spend a lifetime denying. 89 more words

"Eschatology" Implies Story

“Eschatology indicates that the world, including ourselves, is storied.” -Stanley Hauerwas

The Ordinary is where we meet up with Jesus

“The ordinary is where we meet up with Jesus, and he is more profoundly nowhere else.” – Romand Coles

One of the most extraordinary things about Jesus, something that confounded and proved a stumbling block to even his closest disciples, was the sheer ordinariness of his existence. 533 more words