We’re going ahead with the first edition of Volume Three of Hall’s Theological Outlines; better a complete version of an older edition than no third volume at all. Chapter Twenty-One of Volume Two is up (“Mysteries of Christ’s Exaltation”). And we’re firming up the list of cards for the “Top Trumps” version of the Theology Game, over in the comments of yesterday’s post.
I had a great email conversation with David Moore from the Participatory Culture Foundation; we’re looking into a way of setting up a Disseminary channel on DTV — audio only, for now — and Trevor’s pounding out the pixels on the site redesign. Are those pixels, or is it plaster dust?
Sermon: One of the readings is the beginning of Romans 12, and it’s hard for me to resist preaching on the verses, “ I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.￼ Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect.” That fits harmonizes with the part of the Gospel that includes Jesus’ rebuke of Peter, “You are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.” On the other hand, when I start deciding ahead of time what point I want to make, I usually get blocked; I have to just let go, let the readings slop around in my mind for a few days, and wait for the hook to coalesce. We’ll see what happens.