Thursday, January 25, 2007

once i was proud

i learned this from grant. apparently my alma mater decided that a woman could not teach hebrew to men. at one time i was proud to have gone to southwestern (yes it was a long time ago when i was actually proud but still i actually proud at one time). now i'm usually embarrassed to admit that i graduated from a school that now has paige patterson as it's president. i can't honestly recommend for others to go there.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


i'm presently reading doug pagitt's "preaching re-imagined and i'm really enjoying it thus far. because of it i decided to focus on a more interactive approach to the preaching i was scheduled to do at zoar baptist church's college retreat. i use such an approach all the time with my students but i've never tried it with strangers. i think it went okay but i really won't know until i think about it for a few days and maybe hear from a few people i know who were at the retreat.

the thing that i have enjoyed the most from pagitt's book has been his focus on an interactive approach to preparing the message. i've tried this a few times and i always enjoy it. the biggest problem for me has been trying to find the time since our church has been without a senior pastor.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

finished reading

this week i finished two great books:
  • fast food nation by eroc schlosser - it was a great book that is already affecting my view on fast food, agribusiness, and consumerism in general and i am sure it will continue to do so.
  • crucifixion by martin hengel - this is a scholarly discussion of the greco-roman view of crucifixion. it is not so much a discussion of the method of crucifixion as it is a discourse of how crucifixion was viewed in the ancient near east. it gives new insight into paul's meaning in 1 corinthians 1:18.

both of these books were top notch reads.