This short video interview with N.T. Wright on how to read Scripture is still one of the best I’ve seen. In particular, I believe he nails it when he likens Scripture to a symphony. Perhaps we should approach Scripture in such a way.
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Romans might be the most, or at least one of the most, discussed and studied books of Scripture. It’s mined for all words that end with -ation: condemnation, justification, sanctification, glorification, etc. I’ve heard one pastor label it the Constitution of Christianity. It’s as if Romans is viewed as an abridged version of our present-day Systematic Theology texts.
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A few days ago I finished Ken Shigematsu’s, God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God. This was the first book to read for our cohort as we launched into the doctoral studies at Fuller Seminary. Rather than a book on the intricacies of research or mission or theology, or a combination of any of these, this provided for an smooth take-off into this 4-year program of study. The goal was for our group to consider particular rhythms to enact over our program of study.
The book is of a similar vein as such spiritual classics as Richard Foster’s, Celebration of Discipline, and Dallas Willard’s, The Spirit of the Disciplines. The book draws us in to develop what the subtitle makes clear: developing a rhythm in life, as the saints of old have done for centuries, in order to help busy people enjoy the presence of God. Continue reading
When all around is falling, you think it must be your time;
To feel the pain of others, it must be the clock has chimed.
Drawing you in with a scent that seems so sweet;
You never taste the smell that drowns you in the deep. Continue reading
In recent years, I’ve had a growing desire to write. I started this blog nearly 7 years ago as an avenue to write short articles centered around theological issues, though adding in thoughts on various other topics.
The ultimate goal was to one day write books, but not only write lengthier works, but to have them published. One is willing to self-publish, just as a musical artist might be willing to self-produce, publish and market. With social media avenues, the internet, and Amazon, that’s not a difficult feat.
However, this past week I received a surprise email. Wipf & Stock Publishers have offered me a publishing contract on a book proposal I had recently submitted to them. Continue reading