A Pauline Paraphrase

Channing CrislerChanning Crisler, GeneralLeave a Comment

One of my favorite theologians is Oswald Bayer (Univ. of Tubingen).  I do not claim to always understand him, or agree with him, but he diagnoses humanity like a skilled physician.  Consider the following statement about the incurable disease of self-justification: judgement I constantly vacillate, even to the very end of life, between the judgment others make about me and … Read More

A Dead Ethic is Not Axiomatic

Channing CrislerChanning Crisler, TheologyLeave a Comment

[gravatar email=”ccrisler@andersonuniversity.edu” size=”100″ title=”Channing Crisler” alt=”Channing Crisler” class=”user-picture” align=”right”]An axiom is simply a self-understood truth, and something quite invaluable in communication.  Imagine a linguistic world where nothing could be taken for granted.  Books, text messages, tweets, and every other mode of speech would be weighed down by a constant necessity to explain what should be obvious, or “axiomatic.”  For example, … Read More