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W. Travis McMaken
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Associate Professor of Religion and Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at Lindenwood University
Associate Professor of Religion and Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at Lindenwood University

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Dialectical Theology Q & A
For those of you who don’t know this, students are awesome. I’ve been blessed to have had some really good ones during my years as a professor. And it’s always bittersweet when they graduate. Stop it. I’m not crying. You are. Anyway, some of said students d...
Dialectical Theology Q & A
Dialectical Theology Q & A
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Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
…or, Something to keep you busy over the weekend… …or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere. chuckles More like “The Past Five Months in the Theoblogosphere.” What happened? I couldn’t even tell you at this point. My intrepid associate editor, Scott ...
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Responding to Hunsicker concerning Gollwitzer and “Our God Loves Justice”
Many thanks to David Hunsicker, whom I have known low these many years, for his recent blog review of my book on Helmut Gollwitzer: Our God Loves Justice: An Introduction to Helmut Gollwitzer . Hunsicker spends a great deal of time laying out the shape of t...
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Not as Children of Death: Stroupe on the Resurrection
Magdalen of Night Light By George de la Tour [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Death, according to Nibs Stroupe, casts a heavy screen over our vision, beclouding not only our view of the surrounding world, but also hiding from us our true identity as b...
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So, You Want To Read Helmut Gollwitzer?
This is a post that I have needed to write for a long time. I’ve put off writing it until now, however, because I’ve been carrying on an argument with myself about what the best way to organize it would be. I’ve spent a lot of time with Gollwitzer over the ...
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What Am I Reading? Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a post giving you, gentle readers, a peek into a book that I’ve been reading. In fact, the last time I did so was back in May of 2017 ( index of book reviews here ). But that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been reading: I ...
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10 (More!) Reasons You Should Assign "Our God Loves Justice" in Your Class
That's right, gentle readers, it's the post that you've all been waiting for! Now, I grant that you might not have known that you were waiting for this post. But ever since my original post on 10 Reasons You Should Assign Our God Loves Justice in Your Class...
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"Jesus was a failure" - an anonymous missive on the possibility of faith in the modern world
Note from the editor : Gentle readers, some of you may be old enough to remember what a transom is. For those of you who are not, it is a window above a door (pictured) that one could leave open--even while closing the door--to encourage air circulation ins...
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Free Study Guide for "Our God Loves Justice"
As you know, gentle readers, lately I've been bringing all my social media resources to bear in an effort to make the case for why my fellow theological and religious studies academics should assign my recent book-- Our God Loves Justice: An Introduction to...
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Reform, Yes! But What Sort?
I’ve long been a fan of Bernhard Lohse. His A Short History of Christian Doctrine , for instance, should be required reading for everyone. Yes, everyone. And I’ve read some of his Luther scholarship before as well. But only recently did I sit down to read t...
Reform, Yes! But What Sort?
Reform, Yes! But What Sort?
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