We had a great, and much needed, weekend. Thanks to everyone who helped to make my birthday awesome. Emily and I took it easy all day Saturday. It was good because I actually feel pretty well-rested and ready to go. The next couple weeks are going to get crazy around here. As most of you know I’ve been working on a seminar on Alasdair MacIntyre, with Nancey Murphy and 14 other brave souls, I also have two lectures in the next two weeks so that’s keeping me busy as well.
[Edited Twice] Lately I’ve been pretty under-the-gun with school work, and all the extra things going on. I don’t have much time to do some of those I love doing. I hope to write soon about all the stuff I’ve had my hands in but for now that will have to wait.
This two part article has been contributed by Dr. Chris Spinks. I’ve broken up the question and post into two portions.
I’ve been asked to contribute to the “ask a theologian” series. Here’s the question as it was asked to Wess and now to me: “What are some good books (and why) that can help me get started in biblical hermeneutics?”
It’s only been a week since I did my first Q & A here, but the response was great and everyone seemed to be pretty excited about having basic questions answered here. So I’ve gone and changed it a little to make it a bit more interactive, and hopefully even more resourceful than my original plan.
There have been a number of issues that came up over the future of the Daily Scribe, a religious blogging community aimed at “content” driven bloggers of various faith traditions, an aggregator driven site with 49 members a part of the community. Shawn Anthony of Lo-Fi Tribe founded the project this past summer, and I had the priviledge to be one of the first members in the group.
Here are some posts from around the religious globe of the Daily Scribe.
I’ve had for sometime the idea to write posts based on questions I am asked via email or questions that people ask google and somehow land on my site. In fact I’ve been compiling some questions since early this summer on my Theo.edit (my wiki). Thus I am going to begin a bi-monthly segment answering some of these question or “Frequently Asked Questions of a Christian Theologian.” Then once I am done, I will either link to or post the answers on the wiki for later use.
I had the opportunity to read a fascinating and very thought provoking book this past week called, “Transforming the Powers: Peace, Justice and the Domination System.” The basic idea of the book is taken from Walter Wink’s idea of the “powers and principalities” which consist of the “spiritual dynamics at work in the institutions and social systems that shape our lives.” Wink’s well known line goes, “The Powers are good; the Powers are fallen the Powers must be redeemed.”