Category Archives: Language and Culture

The Apostle Paul on Jesus and “Shit”

What is theological anthropology?  Put simply, it is the attempt to study the nature of humanity in light a proper understanding of God.  So it differs from a secularist approach to anthropology in the sense that it does not simply … Continue reading

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Stanley Hauerwas on Jesus and “Bullshit”

Two years ago, in an interview with Reform Magazine, Stanely Hauerwas of Duke Divinity was asked the following question:  “What for you is the center of Christianity?”  Hauerwas replied: “Jesus is Lord and everything else is bullshit!” When the interviewer … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Language: Or Why I Wish Republicans Would Stop Talking About “God”

Over these past few days, much ink has been spilled on the subject of the Democratic party’s eleventh hour decision to include the word “god” in their official platform. But in case you haven’t been paying attention, let me bring … Continue reading

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“Modern Family,” the “F-bomb,” and Rise of Language in the Evangelical Sub-Culture.

In the interest of full disclosure: I don’t watch Modern Family.  I’ve seen it twice, and honestly, I just didn’t find it to be all that funny.  And if a comedy wants my attention for 30 minutes every single week, … Continue reading

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