Theology


My voice

As a good academic I have spent the last 20 years or so feeling the constant compulsion to read and cite sources whenever I decide to write about a topic.1 In the last two years I have been writing for more directly about my views and convictions relating to such theological and textual issues as […]


God’s “Will” or “Plan”? 2

The last two portions of my Cornell lecture will be coming soon. But this past week I received an email from one of those in attendance asking for some clarification of my use of the terms “God’s will” and “God’s plan.” It seems appropriate to post my response now.  Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 2:09 PM To: “Brady, Christian M.” Subject: feedback […]


Repentance, what is it good for? 6

Sunday before last was the Second Sunday of Advent. Our readings were  Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, and Luke 3:1-6. The Gospel reads in part The word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.  3 He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of […]