Monday, June 28, 2010

Who Thinks this Strange Way?

by Dave on June 28, 2010

in Theology

I was asked, by my Father, if I am coming up with this stuff on my own.  I want to assure him that I am not alone in trying to recover this lost meaning from the scriptures.  Actually, I am very much an amateur in this pursuit and am writing this blog as an outlet for working out the meaning of the scriptures in my life.

I have to say, that much of the structure of my thoughts have come from Bishop Wright (NT Wright in my links).  In addition to the many presentations and lectures and web pages he has written, I also have two of his books.  For me, Christianity made no sense at all until I understood his take on it.

So there are many who have influenced my direction.  I have all of Rob Bell’s books and also listen to the Mars Hill service every week.  I have some of Brian McLaren’s books.  I also read a lot on the Internet from a lot of sources, but find the most thoughtful engagement by debating topics with the brilliant people over at the Jesus Creed to be the best.  I hope to find more in the future.

So the theology I am working out here on this blog is my synthesis of many of these sources.  As someone said, I milk many cows but churn my own butter.


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