James Cone continues to challenge me in my theological thinking. I keep at his work exactly because my thinking needs to be challenged… constantly. It bothers me when I quit growing.
James Cone’s work is digging deep into my spirit, much like the Spirit’s work through Romans 5-8 right now. With Lent on us this week, it’s a good time for deep self-examination.
There are two books to finish this year. They both challenge me in issues of judicial injustice and racial justice.
My challenge for the year is to read more widely from the angles of black and female theologians. My current read is God of the Oppressed by James Cone.
The scandal is that the gospel means liberation, that this liberation comes to the poor, and that it gives them the strength and the courage to break the conditions of servitude. This is what the Incarnation means. God in Christ comes to the weak and the helpless, and becomes one with them, taking their conditionContinue reading “God of the Oppressed”