Theology for Anyone

Celebrating the “Christ Mass”

Celebrating the “Christ Mass”

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” “Jesus is the reason for the season!” “It’s OK to say Merry Christmas!” I get it.  Faithful Christians (and even some of the “twice-a-year” variety) get frustrated and upset about greetings and wordings that avoid using “Christ” and “Jesus” or other spiritually significant phrases.  So, they post comments like those above Continue reading Celebrating the “Christ Mass”

MRI

An MRI, which is essentially a picture of a persons insides–can reveal a wide range of problems that cannot be seen from the outside.  There might be symptoms and complaints but only the MRI can help shed light on what is happening and what the proper treatment may be.  Other time there may be no Continue reading MRI

Understanding and Compassion – Part 2

Understanding and Compassion – Part 2

“After recovering from my rude awakening, I went for a walk…and my world began to change. I met “Mrs. Pomo”, and old woman selling drinks from the rickety bench in front of her home, and the first Muslim I had ever met.  She, and every Muslim I met during those days, was friendly, engaging, and Continue reading Understanding and Compassion – Part 2

Soul Killing (Part 4 of “IMUD” Series)

Soul killing. This is the term C.S. Lewis used to describe the notion that meaning is relative and personal.  We might add also that understanding that truth is primarily revealed by logic and reason might have been seen as one of the common tools used to steal life away from living, breathing truth.  Logic and Continue reading Soul Killing (Part 4 of “IMUD” Series)

Imagination and Reason (Part 3 of “IMUD” series)

Imagination and Reason (Part 3 of “IMUD” series)

For Lewis, however, reason and imagination were not separate intellectual tools.  Rather, for Lewis, reason rests on imagination and cannot work without it.  Reason is, by its very nature, imaginative, as it lives in the realm not of “what is” but “what should be” and “what could be.”  Imagination does not exist only in the Continue reading Imagination and Reason (Part 3 of “IMUD” series)