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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