Tag: Old Testament

Christian Humanist Profiles 28: Ice Axes for Frozen Seas by Walter Brueggemann

Cultural critics of a certain persuasion will sometimes suggest that the Bible is a force to conserve what is most stable in human society, to call us back from our radical delusions and into a life that deserves not critique but preservation without much question or disturbance.  Not so Walter Brueggemann.  In his famous 1978…

BrueggeBlog 6: First to the Jews, then to the Nations

Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy Okay, so I left a bit of a gap between posts 5 and 6.  Sorry about that.  For the sake of those who want to refresh themselves on the series, here are the episodes, both those written and those not-yet-written, with hyperlinks where relevant: God-Verbs The Gospel…

The New Vineyard: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 6 May 2012

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 6 May 2012 (Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B) Acts 8:26-40  • Psalm 22:25-31  • 1 John 4:7-21  • John 15:1-8 First things first: I apologize for missing several Bible posts in a row.  A streak of busy weekends and bad luck has knocked that part of my week out of whack in…

The Theological Datum Is your Friend: A Review of Walter Brueggemann’s An Unsettling God

An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible By Walter Brueggemann. 212 pp. Fortress Press. $22.00. I first encountered Walter Brueggemann’s project as a senior at Milligan College, but I really became a disciple of Bruggemann’s in 2000 when as a seminarian I read his gigantic 1997 Theology of the Old Testament. Here was…