In Moscow, It’s Raining Theology

Back just a day from our Christmas journey to Western Washington, and I see that mounds of dubious theology are piling up everywhere I look.

We’ve got Wayne Fox on Moscow’s Vision 2020 discussion forum diagnosing Christian communion-takers as mentally ill, what with the belief that Christ is “in” the wafer and all, not to mention the “cannibalism” involved in “take, eat; this is my body.” My friend Chas Warren then opines that religious faith is something to be properly grown out of. Doug Wilson’s Blog and Mablog features another installment on Food And Why Your Concerns About It Are Immature, Silly, And Entirely Without Cause (I’m paraphrasing here, but fairly). I can’t imagine what feeds Wilson’s interest in a theology that involves equating the nutritional value of bacon and Twinkies with that of apples and whole-grain bread, but his ideas on food toxicity are nuttier than a Pay Day bar. He then lays aside his dietary expertise to fire off the opening salvo of what seems to be a series on Jesus as Military Strategist and Violent Conqueror, in which Wilson scoffs at the absurdity of some Christians, past and present, who believe that Christ was a pacifist and that Christians should be.

I’ve finally unpacked and hope to tackle communion, cannibalism, peanut butter and peanut allergies, and Christ as Rambo in the next day or two. Rest assured that no blanket of snowfall can silence in Moscow the cacophony of confusion and condemnation ringing out not only from outside the Church but, more distressingly, from within it. Grab a Twinkie, open a PBR, and hold on. It’s gonna be quite a ride.

2 Responses to “In Moscow, It’s Raining Theology”

  1. Jessica says:

    Hi Keely!

    I’m glad you guys had a good trip and got back safely.

    After we talked last time and you told me you had a blog I went home and…googled your name. hahaha So I found your blog and have enjoyed reading it off and on.

  2. Thanks for reading, Jessica! You’re in an elite group now, you know . . .
    Keely

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