Tuesday, February 28, 2006


I'm busy working on two major - very unrelated - projects. These will radically affect the lives of many of my students - and the second project will radically affect my life. So here's hoping and praying for God's grace. To keep you busy though, I found these two articles:
The Healing of the Hemorrhaging Woman: Miracle or Magic? by Donald Howard Bromley (Trinity College, University of Bristol) 1-20
God-Fearers: Literary Foil or Historical Reality in the Book of Acts by J. Brian Tucker (Michigan Theological Seminary) 21-39
Haven't had a chance to devour them yet, still plundering my way through four commentaries on Colossians [thanks for the help and emails!] and hope to blog on this soon.
Prayers are always encouraged, especially given this. And I must steal this quote from Ben:

God is beautiful

“The most elementary statement of theological aesthetics is that God is beautiful: not only that God is beauty or the essence and archetype of beauty, nor even only that God is the highest beauty, but that ... God is beauty and also beautiful, whose radiance shines upon and is reflected in his creatures.... God’s beauty is delight and the object of delight, the shared gaze of love that belongs to the persons of the Trinity.... True beauty is not the idea of the beautiful, a static archetype in the ‘mind’ of God, but is an infinite ‘music,’ drama, art, completed in—but never ‘bounded’ by—the termless dynamism of the Trinity’s life.”

—David Bentley Hart, The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003), p. 177.

1 comment:

Michael F. Bird said...

1. The God-fearers thing has been laid to rest since an Reynolds and Tannenbaum wrote about the Aphrodosias excavations with refer to God-fearers explicity.
2. On your second project, I hope the chickee babe says "yes" - if I guess rightly