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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

John Franke’s Manifold Witness: Chapter 1

| September 23, 2009

This entry is part of a series, Manifold Witness by John Franke» I’m beginning a series of posts that will interact with the new book by John Franke, Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth. John Franke is The Lester and Kay Clemens Professor of Missional Theology at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, PA. He is the […]

Tagged: My 5 Most Influential Books on the Bible

| June 21, 2009

I’ve been tagged by my friend JD on his Ad Fontes blog to come up with the five books (or scholars) who have most influenced me in how I read the Bible. (I’m returning to the narrower parsing of this meme given by its creator, biblioblogger Ken Brown.) Even after a seminary education, I’m not […]

To the Prophet, God and Neighbor Are Equal

| June 8, 2009

Cover via Amazon I’m home sick today (nasty head cold) and mostly lying in bed, listening to Eugene Peterson’s The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways that Jesus Is the Way on audio. Much of the book is striking me as a practical/pastoral meditation on the implications of the cruciform ethics laid out in […]

Myth, the Old Testament, and Theological Comfort Levels

| March 3, 2009

[The Bible]  is not God’s word because it somehow manages to extricate itself from its historical setting or ancient conventions of communication, by the skin of its teeth. We are in no position to declare what genres of literature the Spirit can or can’t use, and our theological comfort level is not a determining factor […]

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