Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Escaping Fundamentalism: One Theologian’s Story

In a series of short essays for EthicsDaily.com, Dr. Bruce Prescott, of the Mainstream Baptists Network, who hosts the radio show “Religious Talk” in Oklahoma, shares the events that became steps leading him away from the shackles of fundamentalism. 

  1. A Baptist Youth Camp
  2. Slowly Realizing the Flaw with Inerrancy
  3. Breaking the “Chain-of-Command” Family Myth
  4. An Education in Fundamentalist Scholarship
  5. Not Confining God to Human Expectations.

September 13, 2009 Posted by | fundamentalists, progressive faith, theology | 5 Comments

More New Blogs

Here are some other blog updates which I will be sure to change on the blogroll this weekend and which I recommend to you all, Gentle Readers. 

First, my friend, Dan Trabue, who got me into the strange world of blogging in the first place, has changed the name of his blog, from A Payne Hollow Visit to Through the Woods. Note, however, that it keeps the old URL: http://paynehollow.blogspot.com/ .  Nothing has changed except the name–which is more in line with the accompanying quote by H.D. Thoreau.  Dan still blogs mostly about reflections on life, the Bible, and politics, from his perspective as an (ana)Baptist layperson married to a minister. He also includes much on nature (Kentucky is beautiful when the coal companies aren’t killing it), music (his entire family is incredibly  musically talented), and updates about life in  our odd little church with the long name, Jeff Street Baptist Community at Liberty. 

David May, Professor of New Testament at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, KS has another biblio-blog worth perusing, called, of course, NT Studies.  Recent postings include his trip to Burma/Myanmar and experiences guest-teaching at the Myanmar Institute of Theology.

LeRoy Seat, retired Chancellor of Seinan Gakuin University in Japan, retired Baptist missionary, theologian, philosopher, and ethicist, has just started a personal blog called The View From This Seat which is worth checking out. In his active retirement, Dr. Seat has published one book, Fed Up with Fundamentalism:  A Historical, Theological, and Personal Assessment of Christian Fundamentalism (Liberty, MO: 4-L Publications, 2007) and is close to finishing a sequel, The Limits of Liberalism: A Historical, Theological, and Personal Assessment of Christian Liberalism which is due to head to the publisher at the end of this month.  I find his blog refreshing, even though it’s format doesn’t allow someone without a Google account (like me) to comment.

ALSO: The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America has launched a new group blog called, appropriately, Baptist Voices for Peace and Justice!   Check it out.

Along with Molly Marshall’s Trinitarian Soundings, which I’ve already highlighted  previously, I will be updating my blogroll to include these.  Before the weekend is out,  I think I will also give one of my irregular link-fests to good discussions happening around the blogosphere.  After that, I might actually have to  write something of note here, again. 🙂

September 13, 2009 Posted by | blogs | 3 Comments