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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 […]

N. T. Wright: Art Is the Highway to the Center of Reality

| July 1, 2010

“The arts are not the pretty but irrelevant bits around the border of reality. They are highways into the center of a reality which cannot be glimpsed, let alone grasped, any other way. The present world is good, but broken and in any case incomplete; art of all kinds enables us to understand that paradox […]

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 […]

Poetry, the Breath of Life

| May 1, 2010

Image by Martin LaBar via Flickr Do you know—the only life I am sure of is the life of the Imagination. Whatever the absolute Truth—or Untruth—of that old life-in-death—Poetry can make that man live for the length of the faith you or any other choose to give to him. I do not claim to bestow […]

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