I am getting back to some reading. Soon I will have some thoughts up about Ian Mobsy’s The Becoming of G-d, Dan Roam’s The Back of the Napkin, Scot McKnight’s The Blue Parakeet, and several others.
Month: November 2008
I feel like Michelle Obama. During her husband’s participation in the race to win the Democratic nomination she made the statement that for the first time in her adult life she was proud to be an American. Hyperbole we all hope(d). Tonight I sit in my hotel room still ruminating on the message Alton Fannin, the President of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, gave earlier this evening. I feel like saying something similar to our soon to be first lady. It would be something like, “For the first time in a great while, I am proud to be a Southern Baptist.” Hyperbole, not so much. Read More
Modern Bible translations seem to appear on shelves with increasing frequency. Some projects find as their distinction the particular method employed when handling the translation of original languages. The Voice grows out of an appreciation for the Scriptures and offers a fresh contemporary narrative approach to reading the Scriptures. Read More
Earlier this week I received an email from David Fitch. It contained my grade for the course I took, “Readings in Postmodern Philosophy and Theology,” he led with Geoff Holsclaw. One of those whom we read was Peter Rollins. I am hopeful I may be able to make it to Texas while he is on his current tour of the US. If not, I will hope someone will video at least a clip like Tony Jones did here. I have and continue to recommend How (Not) to Speak of God and The Fidelity of Betrayal. Listen carefully to Rollins discuss “Irony and Christianity.” He intends to work to decenter the irony we can lay claim to the gospel withouth a complete subjective transformation.