Bo and I reunite the bromance in the Homebrewed Bat Cave after some summer vacationing. There were some brews, delicious cigars, HBC Deacon Shout Outs, & two very giggly theology nerds. We had plans to respond to a respond to a bunch of awesome Deacon sent questions…BUT the good Dr. Daniel Kirk got us distracted.
Kirk recently blogged about a past episode of TNT “Nerd Out: Leaving Church, Packing Heat, and Metaphysical Violence” and had some pretty serious questions. In his post “Empire & Cross” where he asks:
So, my lingering question for the metaphysics of the non-violent, non-coercive God is this: what do we make of the other parts of the story that make Jesus, and Jesus’ God, look like those forces of coercive power we otherwise see Jesus repudiating?
- Are those simply bad readings of the passages in question?
- Or, do we exercise a revisionist hermeneutic in light of [parts of] the Gospels?
Bo and I attempted to respond. We definitely had fun…so much fun I ended up telling a story about explosive bowels. We hope you enjoy it!
NOW Kirk I have a challenge for you: A Homebrewed Brew-Off!!! Next semester when you come to SoCal for a Fuller visit we shall do a little Podcast Live and the visiting Deacons shall be bringing or voting on their favorite Homebrewed Beer. Consider yourself challenged.
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