Friday, January 23, 2009

Constructive Theology: Special Guest Star, Bob Dylan

So, my friend Lauren sent me a link to a youtube video, with the advice "long but worth it."

Today I handed in my Constructive Theology paper, the major systematic work which I've basically been working on since June. You can read the paper if you want, but you might get a better idea of what I'm trying to say with it all if you just watch this youtube video.

Thanks to all for your prayers and support as I worked on this project. Next up: ordination paper, then novel revisions. But first: goofing off!

Friday, January 09, 2009

by popular demand: spurious facts

Look, there's been a lot of clamoring in the comments thread (read: none) for an internet blog-related home for daily posts of spurious facts about long-dead famous people. And that said blog should post daily for at least a week and a half.

Well, clamor no more! My first spin-off blog: Subscription recommended.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

eschatology and gaza

I've been writing the eschatology section of my constructive theology. It is a hard and appropriate time to do it, focused as I am on Israel's ground invasion of Gaza. (A friend of mine works for, if anyone wants to read about it from a Palestinian source.)

It's pretty weighty to try to write about the coming new creation when there's so much of the violent, senseless one going around today. Here's a quote from an old friend I keep coming back to:

"Give me a hundred preachers... who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I will shake the gates of hell and set up the Kingdom of God on this earth."
- John Wesley


[Thanks to Noah and Emily for the address correction. The above link should work now.]