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There are quite a few notable posts around the sphere right now. 

  • David Congdon emerges from his seemingly interminable blog-slumber to give us some excellent overviews of the Envision ’08 conference on evangelicals and political action. 
  • Eric also alerts us all to some information on some banal thing called the U2charist
  • Scott Stephens’ new guest-post on the dangers of Obamania at F&T is quite provocative.  So provocative in fact that it seems to be drawing quite a bit of heat in the comments. 
  • Phil points us to Brevard Childs’ new (posthumous) book on Paul which looks quite interesting indeed.
  • James gives a great discussion of theological integrity according to Rowan Williams.
  • Steve Holmes has a very provocative and helpful post on the Christian duty to find error attractive (also something of a Williamsish theme).
  • And finally, David Horstkoetter also seems to have procured a rather fascinating map of heaven, giving us clues about the life beyond.


  1. Phil Sumpter wrote:

    In order to encourage your readers to actually get Childs’ book, here’s the blurb:

    Brevard Childs here turns his sharp scholarly gaze to the works of the apostle Paul and makes an unusual argument: the New Testament was canonically shaped, its formation a hermeneutical exercise in which its anonymous apostles and postapostolic editors collected, preserved, and theologically shaped the material in order for the evangelical traditions to serve successive generations of Christians. Childs contends that within the New Testament the Pauline corpus stands as a unit bookended by Romans and the Pastoral Epistles. He assigns an introductory role to Romans, examining how it puts the contingencies of Paul’s earlier letters into context without sacrificing their particularity. At the other end, the Pastoral Epistles serve as a concluding valorization of Paul as the church’s doctrinal model. By considering Paul’s works as a whole, Childs offers a way to gain a fuller understanding of the individual letters.

    Go here to purchase!

    Monday, June 16, 2008 at 2:23 am | Permalink
  2. It’s good to be back. :-)

    Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

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