In Jesus’ Abba, one of the greatest theologians of this generation boldly argues for a new view of God, through the eyes of Jesus. John B. Cobb Jr. interprets the whole of Jesus’ life and ministry, death and resurrection, in light of Jesus’ understanding of God. Ultimately, Cobb argues that Jesus’ view of God fits our actual experience today. With this book, John B. Cobb Jr. makes his ultimate and most impassioned plea for use to rediscover God, through Jesus.
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Theology for the People
Theology for the People is just that: It’s theology, broadly conceived, and it’s for the people—that is, for everyone. We are bringing readers and writers together around the topics of God, truth, reality, ethics, and sacred text, and we catalyze conversations around ideas that matter.
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Our theologies are forged in the fires of our own contemporary conflicts and changes. . .
"Pro tip: there is not, nor has there ever been, one way of reading scripture. All theologies of scripture are laden with ideological, political, and ethnocentric assumptions. What we must recognize are the ways in which our circumstances and prejudices shape our interpretations and theologies of scripture. Furthermore, because there is no one, absolute, and unalterable mode of interpretation, Christ-followers must develop the capacity to think critically about the ways in which our theologies are forged in the fires of our own contemporary conflicts and changes."
I mean, really, if Jesus walked up to you and asked 'who do you say that I am?' what would you say?
“I mean, really, if Jesus walked up to you and asked "who do you say that I am?" what would you say? I, for one, would not rattle off those words from the Chalcedoneon council: "You are two oosias in one hypostatic union, without confusion, without change, without division, without separation."
Without God we can do nothing, but then again without us God can do nothing. . .
“Without God we can do nothing, but then again without us God can do nothing. Without us, nothing gets done in the name of God, since the name of God is the name of a call for something to be done by us.”
I marvel at the fact that in all my years of church going and formal Bible training, never was I told this. . .
“The apostle Paul says that our 'new self' is to 'be angry.' I marvel at the fact that in all my years of church going and formal Bible training, never was I told this. Yet Scripture says it plainly. First, it says to put on the 'new self' (Ephesians 4:24, NASB), and second, to 'speak the truth' (4:25), and third, to 'be angry, and yet do not sin' (4:26).”
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God is not an idea. Christian faith is not a set of propositions you either believe or reject.
Few people realize that the Gospels include at least fifteen different stories about Jesus’ anger. When was Jesus angry? What was he angry about? Is Jesus’ anger relevant today? Is it right for a Christian to be angry?
Recognizing that the battle over Jesus is no longer a public debate between the skeptic and believer but an internal struggle in the heart of many disciples, Tripp Fuller argues that we continue to make christological claims about more than an “event” or simply the “Jesus of history.”
Arguments over Scripture have divided denominations, churches, and families, and these squabbles have led many to abandon the faith altogether. Jacob D. Myers, a rising scholar, has a solution to our problem with Scripture.