Yeah, I’m still FOB (Flat on Back) today. Thanks for asking.
Yesterday’s post featured a “vlog” of me responding to a great discussion between philosopher Peter Rollins and pastor/theologian Tony Jones (who just defended his Ph.D. dissertation yesterday at Princeton) that occurred on Easter in New York City.
(I’m still not happy with my vlogging attempts so far, btw. If anyone has some ideas as to how to improve them, I’d be happy to hear them. [Anyone else find it immensely awkward to talk to a computer screen?] )
But yesterday I offered some passing thoughts regarding Rollins, who is far more interested in the present-day manifestations of resurrection-living in faith communities, than in the historical facts of the resurrection itself. (Which sounds Marcus Borgish, and it kinda is, but I think his objectives are quite different.) I wondered what the implications were for his take on resurrection for missional church behavior, and I tried to summarize his take on the relationship between faith and doubt in comparison to my own. By comparison Jones makes a case for a physical resurrection, not by prooftexting or using apologetics, but by talking about what makes a story about a physical resurrection compelling, fitting, and beautiful. In many ways, their positions well summarize the two primary so-called “postmodern” approaches to Christian philosophy today, although the divide is not nearly as dramatic as it was in the modern era.
When we say “I love God,” is this really what we mean?
Today, in contrast, I want to mention where I particularly resonate with Rollins, and then talk a bit about (what else?) faith. Follow me, beyond the jump.