Category Archives: Cruciform God

The Cruciform God: The Cross-Shaped Colony, Part 2

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. We are now well-beyond the book, but continuing to explore its implications. A different kind of colony (1 Pet 2:9-10)  But you are a chosen people, a royal … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: The Cross-Shaped Colony, Part 1

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. We are now well-beyond the book, but continuing to explore its implications. The holy colony (Phil 3:20-21)  But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: The Gospel of Suffering, Part 2

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. We are now well-beyond the book, but continuing to explore its implications. I would like to offer two suggestions and to dismiss a third – First, when I … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: A Reader’s Question

I get emails. Please give me an example of how I can take up my cross. This very brief email refers to this post, where I wrote, The essence of being like Jesus is self-emptying, that is, kenosis. We see … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: The Gospel of Suffering, Part 1

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. We are now well-beyond the book, but continuing to explore its implications. Suffering A vital part of the story of the cross is the prophecy of the Suffering … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: The Body of Christ

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. We are now well-beyond the book, but continuing to explore its implications. Body of Christ One of the most familiar descriptions of the church is as “the body … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: Deep Magic — Why Jesus Had to Die

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. So why did Jesus have to be crucified? I don’t pretend to have the complete answer. I don’t, I’m sure. But I think I have a glimpse of … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: Righteousness and Faith, Part 3

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. But as noted earlier, I’m improvising on a theme by Gorman. (You musical guys will understand.) Back in Part 1, I concluded, Through faith, we are credited both … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: Righteousness and Faith, Part 2

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. Now, at this point, I begin to sound a bit antinomian (lawless), because it sounds as though I’m saying you can be sinful and not submit to God’s … Continue reading

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The Cruciform God: Righteousness and Faith, Part 1

We’re continuing our study of Michael J. Gorman’s Inhabiting the Cruciform God. The material in this post isn’t in the book. But it occurred to me while reading the book, and it’s built on and, I think, consistent with what’s … Continue reading

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