“Fuck you ‘Cause We’re Enough:” Towards a Radical Punk Theology of Liberation

Preface I wrote this paper for a course that I was taking during my second year of my Masters of Divinity and during the first full semester of the Covid-19 Pandemic. When I started my Mdiv, I was still piecing together my Christian identity after leaving a particular form of evangelicalism. During this "deconstruction" as… Continue reading “Fuck you ‘Cause We’re Enough:” Towards a Radical Punk Theology of Liberation

On Wonder: a Short Reflection

As I look at all the leaves changing around me, and as I feel the cold bite of the air growing sharper, I am reminded of the wonder of our world. We don’t often consider it, but “wonder” is incredibly important to sustaining and empowering the Christian life. Why? Because wonder is how we transform, expand, and renew our… Continue reading On Wonder: a Short Reflection

Friendship: A Folk-Punk Gospel

"Show me your friends, and I will show you your future." In my Church youth group, this phrase was preached to warn teenagers about the company they keep. Although well-intentioned, it encouraged transactional relationships for personal gain while simultaneously urging youth to repress their problems among peers and choose friends based on outward appearances. In… Continue reading Friendship: A Folk-Punk Gospel

The Apocalypse of the Cross and the End of History

"Our eschatology shapes our ethics." - Rob Bell, Love Wins Eschatology (the study of the last things) is often a reading and interpreting one’s own time. For ancient Jews and early Christians, eschatological readings of history were done through apocalyptic (revelatory) events or writings which colored their understanding of the last things. In this sense, an… Continue reading The Apocalypse of the Cross and the End of History