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Entries from September 2005

Christianity and Politics: Steve Bush’s misunderstanding of Stanley Hauerwas on democracy

September 28th, 2005 by isaac · 12 Comments

I never thought I’d be in this position. Usually I find myself taking a critical edge to Hauerwas’ work. (Probably because I feel the need to find my own voice, to distinguish myself from someone who has taught me so much. I know too many Hauerwasian mimics). But, I read a piece Steve Bush wrote […]

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Tags: theology

gospel of Luke: Jesus is salvation

September 23rd, 2005 by isaac · 11 Comments

I am taking this seminar on the Gospel of Luke with Prof. Richard Hays . The class consists of meeting twice a week and engaging in a close read on our selected passage. I wanted to share some stuff I’ve been learning. From our close read of Luke so far, it seems that Luke has […]

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Tags: theology

Adventures in Budapest

September 21st, 2005 by Jason · No Comments

After wandering through the Italian Alps in Kastelruth (which felt more like Austria than Italy since everyone spoke German and we ate strudel every night for desert) we made it to Budapest. So time for a few quick highlights. Getting here was one heck of an adventure. The trains had been running fine, even great, […]

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Tags: life

what is this?

September 17th, 2005 by isaac · 4 Comments

So, here’s another sermon. I am preaching it tomorrow at my church. —————————————————————————————————————————————————- Title: What is this? Date: Sept. 18th, 2005 Lectionary texts: Exodus 16:2-16; Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Jonah 3:10-4:11; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16. Manna. What is this in the desert? The Israelites fear their death, their annihilation in the wilderness. They fear the undiscovered […]

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Tags: sermons · theology

St. Basil and the Holy Spirit

September 14th, 2005 by isaac · 6 Comments

I have been reading Basil of Caesarea’s On the Holy Spirit (you can read it here). The following are some quotes I thought worth reflecting on: “But we cannot become like God unless we have knowledge of Him, and without lessons there will be no knowledge. Instruction begins with the proper use of speech, and […]

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Tags: reading corner · theology

The Cinque Terre – The Inside Scoop

September 13th, 2005 by Jason · No Comments

So the last post about our trip seems a bit blaise and touristy after second reading. Not that that’s bad, but if you wanted to read a travel book you would have bought one by now. So here are some more unique highlights from our trip that you won’t find in your average Rick Steve’s […]

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Tags: life

An Update and a Quote

September 11th, 2005 by Jason · 1 Comment

We are happily tramping our way up Italy. The first few days were spent in Rome. We saw the usual, but one of our favorite stops were the Catacombs. I was suspicious of all the claims for “this is St. Peter’s chains” or “Paul’s dungeon”. But in the Catacombs there is no denying that the […]

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Tags: life · reading corner · theology

new links

September 10th, 2005 by isaac · No Comments

I added two blogs worth checking out to our links: next reformation and eric. I think both those guys start some good, smart conversation. I jumped into one a few days ago that Len started at next reformation about hurricane Katrina (see here). If you want to lose yourself in some extensive debate about God’s […]

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Tags: theology

Virgin is Hip

September 7th, 2005 by Jason · No Comments

We have safely arrived in Rome, but instead of blogging about all the touristy stuff you have probably heard before, I am going to blog about what is truly important: the airline we flew over here. Virgin Atlantic, which is what we flew from LAX to London, boils down to one word: hip. And hip […]

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Tags: life

Barth’s hopeless hope

September 7th, 2005 by isaac · No Comments

Reading Karl Barth takes me into another world. His constant repetition peppered with subtle innovation totally subsumes the careful reader. He constructs a “city of words” (to borrow a phrase from Stanley Cavell) where you can lose yourself in avenues that wander in a world made new through the power of God’s reconciling Word. In […]

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Tags: reading corner · theology