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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

Introducing IandIBook.com: Official Site of Inspiration and Incarnation by Peter Enns

| April 13, 2011

This blog hasn’t been about theology or religion for some time now, but I do want to give a shout out to IandIBook.com, the new official site of the book Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament by Peter Enns. Dr. Enns was one of my Old Testament professors at Westminster Theological […]

Mountain Goats’ “Life of the World to Come” Video on Pitchfork

| June 19, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Director Rian Johnson‘s beautifully understated short documentary film The Life of the World to Come is streaming this week only at Pitchfork TV. Set on a bare stage in the auditorium of Pomona College, the film records a performance by John Darnielle of all the tracks of the most recent album of […]

A LOST Retrospective: The LOST Eschaton, or Knowing the End from the Beginning

| May 25, 2010

Now that the LOST finale episode, and the entire six-year series, are history, I’ve decided to begin an attempt at re-watching all the episodes again, now knowing the end from the beginning. I realized that in doing this I’ll get to repurpose the two-readings “Christian” way of reading the Bible I learned in seminary. In […]

Review: An Unsettling God by Walter Brueggemann

| March 7, 2010

An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible by Walter Brueggemann My rating: 5 of 5 stars Brueggemann forces us to unblinkingly confront the God actually presented in the Old Testament, not the God we wish was there via the colored glasses of our Western rationalistic theology. He shows us that the Israelite conception […]

Shout Out to My Wife from Top Blogger Jim West

| September 30, 2009

A quick congratulations to my wife for being recognized in a special post by Dr. Jim West on his blog. According to Biblioblog Top 50, Dr. West’s blog is month-in-month-out the most read and linked-to blog in the world of biblical studies blogging (biblioblogging, as they call it). Dr. West came upon my wife’s biblioblog […]

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