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Name: TheologyTalks
Date registered: August 13, 2012
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Latest posts

  1. GavoWeb: Wilco on Theologians — January 22, 2013
  2. GavoWeb: Martin Luther King Jr. on But If Not — January 21, 2013
  3. GavoWeb: NT Wright on Simply Jesus — January 7, 2013
  4. GavoWeb: Francis Chan on Prayer As A Way Of Walking In Love — January 4, 2013
  5. GavoWeb: Ellen Davis on The Way of Manna: Culture and Agriculture in the Hebrew Bible — November 27, 2012

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Jan 22 2013

GavoWeb: Wilco on Theologians

Original post at http://theologytalks.com/wilco-on-theologians/


 

In what is a bit of a break from our normal academic type talks. I thought this was interesting to share as part of “all this talk about God”.

Wilco has a song named Theologians on their “A Ghost is Born” album. The lyrics for the song go along like this.

Theologians
They don’t know nothing
About my soul
About my soul

I’m an ocean
An abyss in motion
Slow motion
Slow motion

Inlitterati lumen fidei
God is with us everyday
That illiterate light
Is with us every night

Theologians
That don’t know nothing
About my soul
Oh they don’t know

They thin my heart with little things
And my life with change
Oh in so many ways
I find more missing every day

Theologians

I’m going away
Where you will look for me
Where I’m going you cannot come

No one’s ever gonna take my life from me
I lay it down
A ghost is born
A ghost is born
A ghost is born

I’m an ocean
I’m all emotion
I’m a cherry ghost
Cherry ghost

Hey I’m a cherry ghost
A cherry ghost

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2013/01/wilco-on-theologians/

Jan 21 2013

GavoWeb: Martin Luther King Jr. on But If Not

Original post at http://theologytalks.com/martin-luther-king-jr-on-but-if-not/


A little Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. on this day of his remembrance.

A sermon given by Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on November 5, 1967. The title, “But if Not”, comes from Daniel chapter 3, verse 18 in the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.

Audio is from the Internet Archive:http://www.archive.org/details/MlkButIfNot
Picture is from the Library of Congress via wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Martin_Luther_King_Jr_NYWTS.jpg

Full transcription available on my blog:http://notoriousbiggins.blogspot.com/2010/01/but-if-not-sermon-by-martin-luth…

One great quote:
I want to say to you this morning, my friends, that somewhere along the way you should discover something that’s so dear, so precious to you, that is so eternally worthful, that you will never give it up. You ought to discover some principle, you ought to have some great faith that grips you so much that you will never give it up. Somehow you go on and say “I know that the God that I worship is able to deliver me, but if not, I’m going on anyhow, I’m going to stand up for it anyway. What does this mean? It means, in the final analysis, you do right not to avoid hell. If you’re doing right merely to keep from going to something that traditional theology has called hell then you aren’t doing right. If you do right merely to go to a condition that theologians have called heaven, you aren’t doing right. If you are doing right to avoid pain and to achieve happiness and pleasure then you aren’t doing right. Ultimately you must do right because it’s right to do right. And you got to say “But if not.” You must love ultimately because it’s lovely to love. You must be just because it’s right to be just. You must be honest because it’s right to be honest. This is what this text is saying more than anything else. And finally, you must do it because it has gripped you so much that you are willing to die for it if necessary. And I say to you this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and so precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren’t fit to live. You may be 38 years old as I happen to be, and one day some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause–and you refuse to do it because you are afraid; you refuse to do it because you want to live longer; you’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you’re afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity or you’re afraid that somebody will stab you or shoot at you or bomb your house, and so you refuse to take the stand. Well you may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90! And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit. You died when you refused to stand up for right, you died when you refused to stand up for truth, you died when you refused to stand up for justice.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2013/01/martin-luther-king-jr-on-but-if-not/

Jan 07 2013

GavoWeb: NT Wright on Simply Jesus

Original post at http://theologytalks.com/nt-wright-on-simply-jesus/


NT Wright explores his book Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters with the folks at Moody Bible Institute. He gets some lecture time and then there is a very civil debate which is refreshing to see after that.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2013/01/nt-wright-on-simply-jesus/

Jan 04 2013

GavoWeb: Francis Chan on Prayer As A Way Of Walking In Love

Original post at http://theologytalks.com/francis-chan-on-prayer-as-a-way-of-walking-in-love/


A passionate talk by Francis Chan at the Desiring God 2011 Pastors Conference.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2013/01/francis-chan-on-prayer-as-a-way-of-walking-in-love/

Nov 27 2012

GavoWeb: Ellen Davis on The Way of Manna: Culture and Agriculture in the Hebrew Bible

Original post at http://theologytalks.com/ellen-davis-on-the-way-of-manna-culture-and-agriculture-in-the-hebrew-bible/


This is a great talk for a number of reasons. 1. Dr. Davis’ accent on many words is just classic. 2. She weaves some fabulous thoughts together on the essential nature of food, theology, and biblical narrative.

Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke University Divinity School. A riveting exploration of how biblical studies can provide a basis for contemporary critiques of industrial agriculture and food production. Co-sponsored by the Department of Theology, VCLE, the Division of Student Life, and the Office for Mission and Ministry.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2012/11/ellen-davis-on-the-way-of-manna-culture-and-agriculture-in-the-hebrew-bible/

Nov 20 2012

GavoWeb: Mary Elizabeth Moore on Toward an Interreligious Practical Theology

Original post at http://theologytalks.com/mary-elizabeth-moore-on-toward-an-interreligious-practical-theology/


Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of the School of Theology and a professor of theology and education, speaks on how practical theologians have been slow to address interreligious issues and that now is the time for them to take charge of these concerns.

Hosted by Center for Practical Theology on September 23, 2009.

Permanent link to this article: http://methoblog.com/3_0/2012/11/mary-elizabeth-moore-on-toward-an-interreligious-practical-theology/

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