Two more events are live for registration at The SoL Center:
- Who is Jesus? What a Difference a Lens Makes w. Prof. Rubén Dupertuis
- At the Crossroads of Adolescence and the World's Religions w. Fr. Nathan Bostian
To learn more and register go here.
This is sad, but accurate commentary from True and Holy: Christian Scripture and Other Religions by Leo D. Lefebure (pp. 10-11):
Today I received my salary agreement in the mail, so I guess now is as good a time as any to announce that I will be joining TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas as the new Religious Studies Teacher for the 2016-2017 academic year. My responsibilities include teaching Hebrew Bible, New Testament, comparative religion, introduction to philosophy, and an elective. I am thrilled by this opportunity, one that seemingly appeared out of the blue.
I have added a new page to this website where I will be including resources for the classes I'll be teaching. Feel free to recommend anything you think would be fitting!
I remember reading this book because when I read it because I worked as an overnight counselor in a facility for adolescents that functioned as an in-between for juvenile hall and group homes. Why do I remember this? Because the book didn't make me sleepy, which was often the trial and tribulation of reading while waiting for the residents to fall asleep. What do I think of Brevard Childs' The Church's Guide to Reading Paul: The Canonical Shaping of the Pauline Corpus today? Well, I haven't given much thought to the prescriptive dimensions of his argument (i.e., if this is how the canon was outlined, it must mean "the Church" wanted us to formulate Paul's contribution to Christian theology in this order, so that is what must be done), but I have pondered the descriptive aspect (this is what was intended, so it tells us a bit about why Christians ordered the New Testament as they did).
The real question is this: What did I think of Childs' argument in 2009 when I wrote the review? Here's a sample:
Sounds like I was as ambiguous then as I am now! If you want to read what I thought of Childs' final book when I reviewed it on April 18th, 2009, you can read the full review here: Book Review: Brevard S. Childs, The Church's Guide to Reading Paul.