Welcome to Seditious Theology! Over the past decade or so, I have slowly been fusing my interest in popular culture with my interest in theology. The driving force behind this has been to see quite how they relate to each other and whether, in turn, they may reveal fresh ways of looking at both. I confess that I have been lucky in that I have been able … Continue reading Welcome to Seditious Theology!
Some time back, a good friend of mine shared a quote he had recently encountered in the writings of Rabbi Irving Greenberg. It read: ‘No statement, theological or otherwise, should be made that would not be credible in the presence of burning children’. This made rather an impact on me. It gave voice to something that I had quietly felt for quite some time – … Continue reading No statement, theological or otherwise…
Having spent a disproportionate amount of my time at football matches during the 1980s (Chelsea, Millwall and Crystal Palace) and a disproportionate amount of time in churches during the 1990s (Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic) it has, over the years, dawned on me that while these social spaces and the practices found within could be described as the proverbial Chalk & Cheese, on further investigation they … Continue reading Confronting The Enemy
Logos v. logos The 1970s was a fertile time for fresh expressions within youth sub cultures and alongside the more familiar names was spawned a group that did not simply become the most dominant, but ended up transcending them all as they became the mainstream itself. During the seventies, English football teams found themselves regularly playing in Europe and the fans who travelled with them … Continue reading Logos v. logos