γενήσομαι «ge-ney-soh-mey : i am becoming»

These are the chronicles of the esoteric . . .

This blog is a space where I work out my theology—a space where I attempt to formulate a theology grounded in an accurate narrative-historical and an open theist biblical interpretation that intimately intersects with culture, identity, and ethics. It is a space where I write out my theological journey—a space to communicate to myself and therefore to you where that journey is leading.

This blog is a reflection of a theological process—and it is a process that is ongoing, a process that is ever unfolding. A process that not only reflects what I believe is forward motion but also reflects that I am evolving and how I am changing.

How I am becoming.

γενήσομαι is a Koine Greek word that can be translated as 'I am becoming.' I chose this name for my blog because it highlights motion: I am moving because I am learning, and I am moving because that learning is affecting me.

So here on this blog I invite you to journey with me. I hope you can find something that lights a spark in your mind—something that makes you stop and think. Something that helps you too become.

Have fun! And I hope we can all learn something.

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☼ FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19 2021

worship music?

The other night for bedtime Bible reading, I read to the kids the story of Mary anointing Jesus' feet in John 12.

The story, as told in this particular kids study Bible, focused on Jesus' quotation of Deuteronomy 15:11—which states, 'There will always be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, you will open wide your hand generously to your brother, to the needy among you, and to the poor who live with you in your land.'

The question posed to us after the reading was, 'How might we show Jesus our love by how we treat people in need? By our songs and our worship?'

I appreciated the sarcastic rhetoric  ... 


☼ THURSDAY OCTOBER 28 2021

a story

Can I tell you a story?

It's not a long story or an elaborate one, but it might be of interest to some of you.

I named my blog many many years ago as a reference to a quote in the movie Star Trek First Contact. In the particular scene, Data is having a back-and-forth with the Borg Queen who is explaining her version of the Borg's ambition for conquest through assimilation—that the Borg, according to her, are attempting to evolve from a flawed and weak state into perfection. In fact, she says they have attained perfection.

Data responds to this with the line, 'Believing oneself to be perfect is often the  ... 


☼ THURSDAY AUGUST 12 2021

open theist

Hi. My name is Eric Jordan and I'm an open theist.

Many of you won't even know what I'm talking about. But for many others this admission is fairly heretical—or at the very least troublesome.

I want to put it out there though because I think open theism is the beginning step to making sense of biblical theology—open theism, in my mind, is a theological perspective that aligns the realities we experience in the world with the biblical narrative in a way that is intelligible. It takes what the Bible shows us about God's character and positions it alongside what we see in human history.

It reconciles God's actions with the  ... 


☼ THURSDAY JULY 1 2021

canada day: mark 12:13-17

I've always considered myself to be apolitical.

Sure, I admit, a small part of me felt that this was something to be smug about, but mostly I just wasn't at all interested in the realm of politics. Maybe I didn't fully understand how any of it worked; maybe I just didn't feel like it really made a difference to me.

Maybe it's true that I live in my own little world sometimes.

Lately, however, politics is not something I've found I've been able to avoid much. I mean, it's hard to ignore the turmoil and tragedies that are occurring and being brought to light here in North America. Pandemic aside, the social landscapes  ... 


☼ THURSDAY JUNE 17 2021

hell 101, part 3: the jewish junction

Many people object to the idea that hell is not a place by bringing up the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). The problem is reading that parable as a description of heaven and hell is incorrect. With that particular story, Jesus is simply creating a scene in order to teach his listeners two specific things—and reading any more than that is expecting the parable to do what it was not meant to do.

With the Rich Man and Lazarus parable, Jesus is underlining the reversal of fortune1 that is always happening in the vision of God's world—that is, the first will be last, and the last will  ... 

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