Thursday, November 17, 2005
A Tale of Two Scandals: The Air Force Academy and Abe Foxman
Ready to start blogging again and what pops up in the news: more “scandal” at the Air Force Academy and the rantings of Abe Foxman, head of the ADL. Is this for real? Are we about to see “oceans and oceans of blood” flowing from the rise of “radical Christianity” in the American government?
What a strange week this has been. Saturday morning (11.12.05) the local Colorado Springs Gazette had another article about inappropriate Christian efforts at the Air Force Academy. It seems that a missionary to the Academy had indicated in his prayer letter to donors of his special access to the cadets. This gave Mikey Weinstein, the self-appointed watchdog of all things religious at the Academy, a chance to once again call for making the Academy an essentially religious-free zone. Then on Wednesday it comes out that Abe Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), sees the greatest threat to America coming from, no not Islamicists, but Christians (http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=11659).
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Notes on A Fresh Perspective on Paul
My latest class at First Presbyterian Church was on Paul. Bishop Dr. Tom Wright, the greatest living New Testament theologian, just published a new volume called, “Fresh Perspectives on Paul.” Using some of his ideas and some of my own, I taught five weeks on the topic.
Week 1 is Paul and Egalitarian Humanity
Week 2 is Paul and a new understanding of God
Week 3 is Paul and Creation and Covenant
Week 4 is Paul and Life after Life after Death (the topic of Bishop Wright’s Didsbury Lectures in 2005)
Week 5 is Paul and LALAD Week2
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Notes on the Pentateuch
As I have done before with my other classes, I will post here the notes from the class I taught at our church, First Presbyterian Church Colorado Springs (PCUSA).
Never have I gotten so much out of the Pentateuch. Like most people if I try and start reading the Bible I usually bomb out in about Leviticus. But I enjoyed thoroughly preparing and teaching these five weeks covering the first five weeks of the Bible.
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