Finished the wonderful Buechner's Telling the Truth. Get it and read it - especially if you are involved in any kind of ministry.
I have returned to Michael Gorman's rather harder but extremely stimulating new book on Paul's theology.
I am also reading Christopher Bryan's Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church and the Roman superpower which I got half-price in the Oxford University Press summer sale (which is nice!).
It's well written, considerably 'lighter' than Gorman and offers a nuanced interaction with a plethora of studies on Jesus and empire and in particular the work of William Horsley. Mid-way through chapter, I'd say it's pretty good.
I'm also trying to plan the autumn programme and finding myself unable to make anything work but I'll keep prodding away.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Summers are for reading
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