I’m sure this conference on radical interpretations of the Bible would be interesting. It’s free, so if someone would just cough up travel expenses…OK, not going to happen.
The intersection between Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Harlem Renaissance. It sounds very interesting…
I would like to have this kind of impact on my students. I liked this bit:
Maybe theology was more an art than a science. What if story and poetry and mystery and beauty were the grammar of our study in addition to defining terms and introducing information? What if worship was the result of my reading and our class discussion, and not just the ability to create tidy outlines and careful categories?
Is it creepy? Here’s an essay that makes the case. For example,
These trade-offs will only increase as the quotidian becomes digitized, leaving fewer and fewer opportunities to opt out. It’s one thing to edit the self that is broadcast on Facebook and Twitter, but the Internet of Things, which knows our viewing habits, grooming rituals, medical histories, and more, allows no such interventions—unless it is our behaviors and curiosities and idiosyncracies themselves that end up on the cutting room floor.
Because of my many Chinese friends, I’ve been interested in the future of Christianity there. Here’s some interesting analysis.
Before I collapse tonight, one last fun post. A map of American dialects. I like!
I think this is about right:
Maybe what we need is need fewer books, and more friendships, fewer abstract principles and more applied principles. We need to be less willing to say, “Read this and call me in the morning” and more “Walk with me and I’ll show you. Come into my home and watch. Come into my life and see.”
It’s hard for us book guys to see, but I’ve been trying to think fewer books more something else as well.
This account of micro-aggression is only slightly terrifying. Aside from potentially trivializing real problems, it seems to lapse into a subjectivism where one can’t help but be a potential target.
As a follow up to the doodle, here’s a post of some of the “shocking” beliefs of Lewis. Not to those of us who have read him a bit, but to many.
A fun “doodle” presentation of C.S. Lewis’ discussion of science and religion from God in the Dock.