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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!

Chad Chambers

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

Mike Skinner

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”

Jessica Parks

In Which I Disagree with Mark Driscoll (and it has little to do with women)

A Cruciform Christian Feminist Credo

Kenosis, Cruciformity, and Feminism

Mercy Amba Oduyoye

Gender and the Incarnation

Michelle Mikeska

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

The Ugly Broad Ditch: The Academy & The Church