Ep 11: The Theology of Struggle

After reading Anne Harris’s essay “The Theology of Struggle: Recognizing Its Place in Recent Philippine History” [link will download], Matt and Dean talk about Christian participation in the Communist Party of the Philippines, and then spend the rest of the episode revisiting questions of violence.


  • Christians actually being communists for real.
  • Acronyms. Good acronyms.
  • Mutual transformations happen when Christians and communists get together.
  • Violence–we’re at it again.
  • Maybe we could talk about “strategy” instead of “nonviolence” and “violence.”
  • How does the church play a mediating role between armed struggles and civil society?
  • Pope Francis’s materialist understanding of violence.
  • We’re gonna talk to Derek Ford again and we couldn’t resist talking about Herbert McCabe a little early.





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s