Paul Axton Preaches - The shattering of the idols of a settled notion of God in Christ opens us to the world as a reflection of his activity and presence in human relationships and interdependence with the world.
Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom
In this PBI discussion of chapter 9 of Paul Axton's book, The Psychotheology of Sin and Salvation, Allan, Tim, Matt, Nathan, Thomas, Trenton, Rob, and Paul discuss the three part structure of the human subject as revolving around a deception. Calvin's is taken as an example of one who misses the deception and in doing so believes the lie of sin, demonstrated in the failed treatment of baptism, the confrontation and resolution to the lie.
Dec 11th, 2021 by forgingploughshares
Paul Axton Preaches - The name Abba names and sums up the work of Christ in establishing God's Lordship over every aspect of the world, including all that it means to be human and it simultaneously displaces the "father problem" enslaving human-kind.
Dec 6th, 2021 by forgingploughshares
In this PBI discussion Paul and Allan review Paul Axton's book, The Psychotheology of Sin and Salvation (chapters 3-7), explaining key points through philosophical thinkers and their impact on theology.
Paul Axton Preaches - A prayerful attitude allowing the for the work of the Holy Spirit engenders a new emotional life and alternative character summed up in a continual thanksgiving.
Matt, Allan, and Paul continue discussion of Paul Axton's book, The Psychotheology of Sin and Salvation, expanding upon the link between Romans 7 and the secular, discerning the dual sense in which every age may manifest its own unique characteristics with its own leading personalities but every age shares in the same corporate deception.
Nov 27th, 2021 by forgingploughshares
Paul Axton Preaches - The feminine characteristics of God found in the Spirit tend to be muted or subordinated to a masculine image. Romans 8 portrays this masculine image being defeated by the Spirit's engendering into the Trinity - which amounts to the displacement of an idolatrous understanding of God.
Nov 22nd, 2021 by forgingploughshares
In this PBI course discussion of Paul Axton's book, The Psychotheology of Sin and Salvation, Trenton, Tim, Jon, Matt, Nathan, Thomas, Dan, and Paul discuss how nominalism and secularism fit into Paul's description of a law based ordering of reality. Jon depicts the nominalist predicament and Nathan, an expert on Emmanuel Levinas, poses a response to Slavoj Žižek's bleak depiction.
Nov 20th, 2021 by forgingploughshares
Paul Axton Preaches - The failure to delineate the sinful suffering of Romans 7 from the redemptive suffering of chapter 8 results in the recommendation of sinful suffering as if it is redemptive.
Nov 15th, 2021 by forgingploughshares
In this PBI discussion of chapter 6 of Paul Axton's book, The Psychotheology of Sin and Salvation, David and Paul discuss the drive to gain life through fantasy and various symbolic orders and how this is addressed in Christ.