The Incompleteness of Christianity

The Incompleteness of Christianity

Despite our desire to be in control, to experience things with a sense of completion (of being all tied off, done and dusted, sorted and settled) Christianity is a way of being in the world that promotes and indeed requires things to be incomplete. Faith, hope, love, forgiveness, hospitality; these Christian virtues all operate by disturbing cycles/economies of completion... leaving things to lie unfinished and incomplete.

"Christianity revels in incompleteness. In disturbing, disrupting, and breaking cycles of completion. In refusing to let cycles continue on ad infinitum. The characteristically Christian virtues not only promote, they require, things remaining incomplete."
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James, Theopoetic(ally), part 2

James, Theopoetic(ally), part 2

Part 2 of our series on a deconstructive theo-poetic reading of James... and if those words don't mean much to you, this is the post where I (and by I, I mean others) explain what the key terms mean. Including a quick look at how James might reject systems which abdicate responsibility for material change to a sublime move. (And, I mean. look at all those tags, that screams 'must read post')

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James, Theo-poetic(ally) - part 1

James, Theo-poetic(ally) - part 1

The world of radical/deconstructive theology (or theo-poetics) has been having a lot of fun with Saint Paul. What I want to see, is whether we can have the same kind of fun with James? What might a radical, faith as a way of being-in-the-world, reading of James add to the ever growing world of radical theopoetics. This is part one of a (?) part series.

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