Sunday, August 29, 2010

If you're wondering...

The reason is because I've been in the midst of things such as buying a house. Closing date is set for September 22.

Started teaching again this week. Things are going awesome. Probably going to be my best year ever.

Still in the midst of this and this, but tonight I'm starting this (HT: D.Hou).

Thinking tonight: 2010 is going to have been quite an action-packed year: new church, new degrees, new friends, new house. In fact, our new church is moving into its new building (Lord-willing) over the next few months, hopefully having its first service in the new location on Christmas Eve. Exciting times, these.

P.S. Earlier this month, Nick and I biked over a 100 miles in a day.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Take Warning

I love the revival of love for the Church as much as the next guy, but I have to say, it's not without some concerns. Unless the new ecclesiocentrism actually fills out our understandings of the word, sacraments, liturgy, polity, and - above all - the doctrine of God, challenging and restructuring the way we understand the Christian life - if that doesn't happen, then we are pouring new wine into old wine skins, and inevitably the skins will burst as so many other fads. My concern here is that so much ideological talk (though we oughtn't call it "theology") about the need for Christians to orient their lives around the authority and structures of "the church" are merely covert attempts to secure power for a manipulative oligarchy, effectively ensuring that, in terms of piety, nothing actually changes and we can carry on with our blissful status quo.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Eschatological Economy

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Read it.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I'll take it.

Saw Berek off to Princeton this weekend and, in the process I received two things of note: these (from Tokyo) and the graded/commented version of this. Both have been deeply fulfilling - the Haribo because they are delicious, the paper so that I could discover more precisely what Dr. Carson thought of my work other than the posted "B" I received. The paper is commented throughout, but the summary comment is pretty much a tell all:
You have the same strengths and weaknesses of Leithart - a good prose style and a very bright mind that dissipates good judgment in fixating on one rather narrow slant that ends up in an unconvincing reductionism.
There ye be.