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Conversations: Rediscovering Imagination (Episode 24)

Emmanuel Buteau returns for a new episode of the Liminal Theology Podcast! Emmanuel and Jonathan Best explore contemporary issues and concerns through practical theology and liminality. In this special Christmas episode, Emmanuel and Jonathan reflect on why things never seem to change. Their conversation begins with a look at the Haitian migrants’ situation at Del … Continue reading Conversations: Rediscovering Imagination (Episode 24)

Tamar, Judah, and Marginalization: A Reflection on Genesis 38

Author Note: A Sermon delivered to Orange City United Methodist Church (Orange City, FL) on November 7, 2021. Every part of the Bible screams “Gospel”; some just need to be squeezed harder than others. That’s what one of my professors told me, anyway. This passage strikes me as one that needs quite a bit of squeezing. … Continue reading Tamar, Judah, and Marginalization: A Reflection on Genesis 38

The Liminal Space in Between the Holiday Rituals: When None of the Festivals Really Fit

I live in Melbourne, Australia. We don’t have such a strong culture of the “holidays” (plural) as in the United States and other places - our language is still about “Christmas” and the undercurrent of colonial Christianity endures in an unconscious privileging of the Christian rituals. A “secular” Christmas is most commonly imagined as a … Continue reading The Liminal Space in Between the Holiday Rituals: When None of the Festivals Really Fit