Daily Archives: 18 Dec 2017

It is An Oddity, Isn’t It…

Man Complains About Plot Holes In Movie About Space Wizards Fighting With Colored Laser Sticks…

In a 4,000 word blog post published in the early morning hours after his first viewing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, local grown man Kyle Marion reportedly complained about plot holes in the film about space wizards fighting with colored laser sticks, reports confirmed Monday.

“How did the bombs drop out of the bomber doors and fall toward the Dreadnaught if there’s no gravity in space? It just doesn’t make any sense,” Marion wrote of the film that featured good and evil space magicians fighting with their minds. “If Disney thinks they can get away with this kind of stuff, they’ve got another thing coming.”

Marion further wrote that the filmmakers had made a “grievous scientific error” in having a Resistance cruiser jump to lightspeed right through a First Order capital ship, claiming that the plot point just isn’t consistent with the film franchise that heavily features space bears and talking robots.

“Really? We, the fans, have shown time and again we won’t stand for this kind of nonsense,” Marion wrote, though his favorite film in the franchise features a green muppet lifting a flying space machine out of a swamp with his mind.

“If this keeps up, there’s a very good chance I won’t even bother seeing Episode XII,” his blog post finished, according to sources at publishing time.

With a Metaxas Endorsement…

Only the completely uninformed will be persuaded to buy that book. No academic will. They’ll know better.

Luther’s View of The Elector

“He [the elector] is the right man for the job. He himself works from early morning until noon, for he has a calloused finger from writing. He is no drunkard, fornicator, gamester, or avaricious man, but is diligent, godly, and generous. May our dear Lord God preserve this prince! He is cutting down on his drinking. When I was in Torgau recently, in the presence of the bishop and the margrave, I sharply reproached the drunkenness which is unworthy of the court, in which subjects ought to be able to find examples of respectability.” — Martin Luther

Government officials ought to be examples of respectability…  #Truth.

Deep Thoughts With Lloyd

The Nativity in Art

The Answer is Yes- Even If You Have to Sell a Kidney to Do It

What’s the question?  This.

Seriously, you “Father God” Repeating People Are the Worst

Via Adam4d-

For Those Who Mourn At Christmas

Read this by my buddy Christian Brady.

Intercultural Theology

A bit outside my usual stomping grounds– but it looks really interesting:

Recent years have seen a paradigm shift in Christian self-understanding. In place of the eurocentric model of ‘Christendom’, a new understanding is emerging of Christianity as a world movement with considerable cultural variety. Concomitant with this changing self-perception, a new theological discipline begins to take shape which analyzes the inter- and transcultural character and performance of global Christianity: Intercultural Theology.

Judith Gruber discusses this nascent theological approach in two parts. She first gives a critical analysis of its historical development – in the first part of the book, two theological sub-disciplines of particular relevance are analysed: (1) missiology and its reflection on the encounter of Western Christianity with other cultures in the context of colonialism; (2) contextual theologies which focus on the particularity and dignity of the diverse cultural contexts of theological practice, but fail to sufficiently integrate the universal dimension of Christianity into their theological reflections.

Secondly, this study offers a constructive theological approach to intercultural theology. It does that by bringing systematic theology into conversation with cultural studies. This interdisciplinary approach adds significant complexity to existing reflections on Intercultural Theology: Re-reading the theological history of Christianity within the critical framework of cultural theories exposes a host of disparate and conflictive Christianities underneath its dominant master narrative, and, moreover, it no longer allows a recourse to essentialist concepts of Christian identity, with which previous approaches to Intercultural Theology have mitigated this unsettling cultural plurality of Christianity: After the ‘Cultural Turn’, which has made a metaphysical epistemology untenable, new ways for thinking the unity and universality of Christianity have to be paved. The book draws on Paul Ricoeur’s and Michel Foucault’s concept of the event and on Michel deCerteau’s proposal of a ‘Weak Christianity’ in order to develop such a post-metaphysical framework, which allows to conceive of the unity and universality of Christianity without concealing its cultural plurality and contingency.

‘Transable’ – People Who Cripple Themselves Because they Don’t Feel ‘Right’ in their Bodies…

Not The Onion…

What madness. What next…