Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Reading the Bible as (Non)Fiction 2: A Brief How-to

Hey everybody.  Here's hoping we'll see you at campmeeting and can continue the discussion in person.  But for now, a new podcast, as promised (sorry about the delay, yesterday was a little crazy).

This week we take up with our previous discussion about Reading the Bible as (Non)Fiction.  We thought the last discussion might have remained a little in the abstract, so in this podcast, we try to outline some basic strategies for reading the Bible as nonfiction.  We focused on two particular techniques: close reading and contextualization.  Of course, the discussion ranges from that point.  Enjoy.  We'll be back in a few weeks with some more podcasts!  Yay!

Reading the Bible as (Non)Fiction 2: A Brief How-to

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Truth, Reality and Science

So, we're more or less still on hiatus.  Hopefully next week we will have a new podcast, but no promises.  :)  In the meantime, as noted at our facebook group, I've been reading and discussing widely on the topic of "Postmodern Apologetics."  My studies have been interesting and provocative.  There is so much more to learn...

Anywayz, today I started digging up info on Maurice Merleau-Ponty, another French thinker exploring questions of knowledge and experience.  I found this short recording particularly interesting and resonant with my own thinking in this area.  I look forward to reading some of his work.  Apologies for the strange format, but unless your French is far better than mine, the subtitles are immensely helpful.