That’s what I meant to do today, write up my notes from this book:

  • We expect god to be interventionist and therapeutic.  (Somebody cue Nick Cave at this point!)
  • If the cry from the cross becomes the starting point of our theology then Jesus’ final words become God, are you there?
  • Participation in the community of faith becomes a placebo for lost belief.
  • Eternal life in life beyond death is no substitute for eternal life in the here and now; what lies beyond the veil is the kingdom of the black robes.
  • God planted a garden, in Babylon.  (Just ask Jeremiah.)

Now I have to figure out how to find a copy ofThe New Materialism.

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