The End is Near – A Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent

I preached this sermon at St. Lydia’s in Brooklyn, NY on the First Sunday of Advent on the evenings of Sunday, November 9 and Monday, November 10. This recording is from the latter. The title is “The End is Near: Finding Our Voices in the Wilderness of Advent.” The Scripture is Jeremiah 33.14-16 NRSV. 14 The […]

Bleak Theology 101: theology, Theology™, and the theological

When I started this blog, I had no idea how it would be received. I just wanted to express my frustrations about, well, God and God-ish things. And I’ve been surprised that in sharing my frustrations, readers have shared my frustrations with others. So, thank you, readers, you very diverse lot. Misery does love company. But […]

What, Now? What is Bleak Theology?

This blog comes out of numerous conversations I’ve had with my fellow biblical critics and theologians of a certain age and cultural context. Many of us have been trained in all sorts of history, language, culture, theory, methodology, philosophy, doctrine, what have you. Many of us remember our youth during the cultural anxiety and fallout of […]