1.27.2009

Understanding the Normative Text

I am currently reading God's Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship.

Here is a review by Art Boulet that I have been looking forward to that was just published by Review of Biblical Literature.

Here's an excerpt,

"While it is true that some evangelicals have “walked away from their faith” because they were approached with some of the results of critical biblical scholarship, Sparks demonstrates that the fault does not lie with biblical criticism but on the reluctance of evangelicals to actually engage, appropriate, and integrate these results with evangelical theology. If the evangelical answer continues to be fideism or pretending that the “problems” do not exist, then the laypeople, seminarians, and graduate students who are approached with the strength of these issues are left without a paradigm or hermeneutical method that can account for both data produced by biblical critics and the faith they hold."


- Arthur Boulet
Westminster Theological Seminary
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1.19.2009

of transcendental endowments

To the birth of many more physicians...

"No individual can live alone, no nation can live alone, and anyone who feels that he can live alone is sleeping through a revolution. The world in which we live is geographically one. The challenge that we face today is to make it one in terms of brotherhood....

Through our scientific and technological genius, we have made of this world a neighborhood and yet we have not had the ethical commitment to make of it a brotherhood. But somehow, and in some way, we have got to do this. We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God's universe is made; this is the way it is structured."


- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Source: A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration From the Great Sermons of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1.18.2009

Judy Grimes

Kristen Wiig of SNL is nothing short of an anomalous comic.

Be sure to check out Gilly also.


Pause music player below to watch video.

1.08.2009

"Consciousness Raising." Good Reporting. Classic Dawkins.



I will keep my comments limited to dialogue. What do you think?