Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus

Reggie L. Williams begins his historical and theological evaluative book Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistancewith the provocative thought: What type of Jesus inspires what kind of ethical life? Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the beloved World War II theologian, activist, and martyr, was not always so endearing, passionate, and empathetic. In fact,… Continue reading

Union with Christ in the New Testament: A Provocative Exegesis of the Final Judgment

[Caveat lector: Necessarily, this post will be an overly brief and superficial treatment of the immense subjects under discussion. As always, questions and comments are not only welcome, but strongly encouraged.] The Protestant doctrine of justification by faith alone (sola fide) has been a matter for drawing swords and shedding ink (at least) ever since… Continue reading