Getting a Grip on Life and Theology

by Travis Prinzi on April 6, 2010

The thing about Michael Spencer is that you so often found your own theological thoughts and struggles in his words, even when you disagreed. When you’re wrestling with theological issues, it’s good to find your thoughts in other people’s words – especially the ones you can’t find words for.

The loss of Michael means the loss of one of those voices, and I’m of the opinion that I’m going to need to rediscover my own voice as a result. (That’s probably something I shouldn’t have lost anyway.) There are so many issues in my head that I’m trying to get a handle on right now. Just to name a few: politics, gender roles, the evangelical circus, Hell and universalism, mainline denominations, theology and worship practice. I’d like to begin working through these and others again here while trying to find Jesus in all of it.

I’ve tried many times before to get my writing going here again. I hope this one sticks. (Not making any promises, for the record.)

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1 Ally April 6, 2010 at 8:14 am

I hope so because we need all such voices we can get… Michael’s death leaves a huge gaping hole in the Christian blogging community…

I’m not sure I mentioned this over on the HogsHead forum or not – but I only found the HogsHead thanks to Michael/The Boars Head originally… What an amazing place Michael’s blog was – not only provoking us to think about tough issues in Christianity – but leading us via the comments and such to other similarly minded people on other topics as well =)


2 revgeorge April 6, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I never really followed Michael’s work although I had heard him on a Lutheran podcast one time. I vacillated between agreeing with his points & disagreeing with them.

I hope you start writing here more, especially since I’ve felt so sorry for this blog, kind of the red-haired step-child blog, you know. :)

The Peace of Christ to you as you mourn Michael’s death.


3 Shanda December 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Please if you could, explain to me what it means to call ylouserf a Unitarian Universalist? I myself used to be a big believer in Jesus Christ but know think it is a bunch of hokey pokey. I still believe in something greater though, I just don’t know what exactly. I mean something had to create us but the bible is not true. I am interested in this.


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