Living The Story We Believe (Baraka)

As I've mentioned here before, Sho Baraka's song, "Fathers, 2004" is one of my favorite songs. It made me get his book, He Saw That it Was Good. Speaking of, I was recently listening to Baraka's music and this all made me think of the "story" aspect he highlighted in his book. Here it is:… Continue reading Living The Story We Believe (Baraka)

Literary Structure of the OT

I posted on this excellent book earlier.  I also just noticed that the WSC bookstore now carries it - priced competitively with Amazon.  I'll review this more later as I use it, but as many of you said earlier, it is a great work!  It is worth the 30 some bucks if you are studying… Continue reading Literary Structure of the OT

OT Hebrew Literary Structure

This is an oustanding resource: David Dorsey, The Literary Structure of the OT (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999). It is a literary commentary on the OT.  Dorsey breaks down many sections of the OT into literary outlines, which helps the OT student see the narrative/literary "shape" of many OT stories and sections. The first few chapters… Continue reading OT Hebrew Literary Structure

Hauerwas: Theses on Christian Ethics

 In The Hauerwas Reader, edited by John Berkman and Michael Cartwright, there is an essay of Stanley Hauerwas from 1981 called "Reforming Christian Social Ethics: Ten Theses."  I'm not a pacifist (but I hate war and love peace), nor am I "with" Hauerwas in every way, but a lot of the stuff he says is… Continue reading Hauerwas: Theses on Christian Ethics

Historiography….and Eisenhower

Andrew and I have been discussing OT history and historiography.  We're wrestling through hermeneutical questions such as "What and how does the text tell us about history?"  We're finding, as many others have already noted in various ways, that these are some tough questions because there are a thousand things to consider when answering them.… Continue reading Historiography….and Eisenhower