There is a long and interesting history behind Cruciform Theology.
This blog was originally created by Chad Chambers in the summer of 2012 as “Cataclysmic.” In the summer of 2013, Chad made the move the transition the blog into a group blog and brought on three bloggers – Mike Skinner, Jessica Parks, and Michelle Mikeska – who he knew from the graduate studies community at Houston Baptist University. For the next year and a half, the blog grew in popularity. Cataclysmic was regularly listed as a top 50 Biblioblog and its posts were featured all over the internet. However, towards the end of 2014 the blog slowly began to lose momentum as all four bloggers got busier with other commitments.
In the summer of 2015, Mike Skinner got permission from the group to re-brand and re-organize the blog as Cruciform Theology.
However, it was a no-brainer to decide to keep all of the wonderful posts from the days of Cataclysmic. The top five posts from each author of Cataclysmic are listed below and if you click on their names you will be taken to a page with all of their blog posts. Enjoy!
Writing: Articles, Reviews, Precis
Classical Western Theory of Metaphor – Aristotle
Metaphor and the Enlightenment
Paul’s Apocalyptic Imagination: The Martyn School
Baseball and Being an Imperfect Father
Read the Bible Like A Texan, Y’all
Jesus is Cruciform, Not Octagonal
Interpreting the Violent Imagery in Revelation
I’d Rather Be Christlike Than Biblical
Open Theism & “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
In Which I Disagree with Mark Driscoll (and it has little to do with women)
A Cruciform Christian Feminist Credo
Kenosis, Cruciformity, and Feminism
Why the Left Behind Series Should Be Left Behind
Evangelicals, Critical Thinking, & Uncertainty
Noah and the Violence That Haunts Us All
Peacemaking: An Exercise in Faith & Imagination