The Liminality of Dangling Man by Saul Bellow

It can be hard to convey liminality in words. The feelings that come from living through a liminal experience often go beyond our means to express them adequately. Liminality, being deeply tied to experience, isn’t easily translatable into words and ideas. As such, we’re left with using an arrangement of interesting metaphors and imagery in … Continue reading The Liminality of Dangling Man by Saul Bellow

Love’s Desire

Love’s desire announced by time,Precious gifts of memories old and new.Knowing beauty until it’s lost and hidden,Meaning abandoned to the vacancy of history. Love’s embrace channeled by mystery.Moments graciously lived and forgotten,Reasoning that fails in brief embraces,Passion that ceases in the lover’s tomb. Love’s confidence when encountering the new,Beloved treasures found along the way.Clarity abandoned … Continue reading Love’s Desire

Conversations: What is Faith? (Episode 22)

Emmanuel Buteau returns for a new “Conversations” episode of the Liminal Theology Podcast! Emmanuel and Jonathan Best explore contemporary issues and concerns through practical theology and liminality. In this deeply personal and reflective episode, Emmanuel and Jonathan tackle the question of faith. Together they explore faith through experience rather than theology or doctrine. Wishing to … Continue reading Conversations: What is Faith? (Episode 22)

Eileen Campbell-Reed (Episode 21)

In this episode I had the pleasure of talking with the Rev. Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed. Eileen is Visiting Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Union Theological Seminary, in New York City. She also teaches for the Women's Leadership Initiative MDiv program for Central Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee. Eileen is co-director of the Learning … Continue reading Eileen Campbell-Reed (Episode 21)