“Squid Game” was more intense than I expected

And it wasn't because of the violence. *If you are averse to spoilers, please do not read on. This post also contains references to violence and death.* The newest Netflix hit, "Squid Game," was created by Hwang Dong-Hyuk. It is a fictional Korean series based on a Korean childhood game that is played on a … Continue reading “Squid Game” was more intense than I expected

Dissembling, Deception, and Disobedience

Such obedience, as mandated in Romans 13, is complicated when the rule of law established by the authorities is one that denies the humanity of a particular group of people--the disinherited--or that requires them to break one of God's commands, i.e. Shiphrah and Puah. In choosing which law to disobey, to lie to the officials or to kill the babies, surely they must have determined that it was better to obey God than the evil command.

I. “Who Do You Say I Am?” Hermeneutics and Christian Social Activism

I kid you not when I say this will be the title of my dissertation (or, maybe just the theme). This post is my first in a series in which I attempt to connect the theologian Howard Thurman to the concept of hermeneutics. Chapter One of Thurman's book Jesus and the Disinherited concerns this very … Continue reading I. “Who Do You Say I Am?” Hermeneutics and Christian Social Activism

Introduction: Thurman’s “Jesus and the Disinherited” and the Subjective Nature of the Human Hermeneutic

Hello dear ones Dear friends Hi again, (One day I will come up with an appropriate greeting for potential readers. Alas, today is not that day.) I must have been out of school for far too long, because I have assigned myself a book report... As an academic person, my research interest has always been … Continue reading Introduction: Thurman’s “Jesus and the Disinherited” and the Subjective Nature of the Human Hermeneutic

Christ, Class, and Coffee is now H. Rebekah Keazer, M.Div

What's up? So long, no write! I decided to change this blog's settings so that the content automatically posts to my professional/theological Facebook page, which I normally wouldn't post about, except it will result in a significant departure from the content I usually post. My hope has always been to write more in-depth theological posts, … Continue reading Christ, Class, and Coffee is now H. Rebekah Keazer, M.Div

Fasting, Prayer, and Discernment: “Seek the Lord for Wisdom”, Pt. 2

Hello readers! I promise I didn't mean to make this another series. But fasting, prayer, and discernment seem to be a theme in the book of Acts. Here are some verses: Acts 13:2-3: "As they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, 'Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work … Continue reading Fasting, Prayer, and Discernment: “Seek the Lord for Wisdom”, Pt. 2