Tag: theological datum

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…

A Different Way to Do Luther: A Review of Colors of God for Ooze Viral Bloggers

Colors of God: Conversations about Being the Church. By Randall Mark Peters, Dave Phillips, and Quentin Steen. 231 pp. Authentic.  $15. Three years have passed now since I stopped posting over at theooze.com’s message boards, and I have to admit that I don’t entirely miss the experience.  When I did decide to leave, the tone…

This Message Brought to You by Erasmus: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 5 September 2010

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 5 September 2010 (15th Sunday after Pentecost, Year C) Jeremiah 18:1-11 and Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 • Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and Psalm 1 • Philemon 1-21 • Luke 14:25-33 As I’ve mentioned before, I have preached in my lifetime somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred sermons over a span of about…