It would take some time to tell the story, but participating in a seminar led by Grant Lovejoy on narrative communication at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary led to my introduction to Walsh and Middleton’s, Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be. The event was the now no longer, Scholar’s In Ministry Week. Those with graduate degrees were invited for extended times of learning and interaction.
A few years later I took an online course with Grant titled Chronological Bible Storying and was introduced to N.T. Wright’s, The New Testament and the People of God. There were other texts, but this one is worth noting.
Eager to continue learning, I responded to an invitation to participate in a new learning community. Spencer Burke, who founded theooze.com, extended the invitation. One of the learning opportunities was to attend and participate in Soularize held in Minneapolis in 2002. (more…)