Archive for Siri Erickson

Becoming Communities of Theologians

I fell in love with theology in college.  I was a chemistry major, but my search for a God that was lovable, for a church that had enough spaciousness for a curious mind, and for a spiritual community that embodied the equality of women and men led me to enroll in as many religion classes […]

A Response to Tony Jones’ blog post today, “It’s Time for a Schism Regarding Women in the Church”

In response to Tony Jones’ blog post over at today calling for the church to schism, I thought I’d post this vision I wrote a couple of summers ago during my sabbatical. Tony, thanks for your strong words today.  Let’s also lift up a positive vision for people to see.  Here is my proposal. […]

Why does it sound strange to call God ‘she’?

Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. She makes me lie down in green pastures; she leads me beside still waters; she restores my soul. She leads me in right paths for her name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with […]

Hate and the Imago Dei

The act of harming another is at once a forgetting of one’s own belovedness and a denial of the sacredness and dignity of the other. A couple of weeks ago, I was walking around campus with a student who had requested time together to talk about some theological questions.  As we began our walk down […]

How BIG is God?

How BIG is God? To respond to this question as a Christian, one must reflect on three interrelated doctrines of the faith. 1. Creation or What does it mean to call God creator of the Universe? 2. Providence or What kind of power does God have vis-a-vis the world? 3. Salvation or How does God’s […]