Here are my "good reads" of the week! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Deep Sea Fishing - 8/16/2012
The Theology of the Dark Knight Rises - Experimental Theology - This was really interesting to me as, well you know, I believe you should always be Batman. Surprising was also one of the comments that said the movie was terrible because Batman relies on violence too much. I'm not a fan of movie violence; I don't go to horror movies at all actually, so I was puzzled by that remark. Do you think it was too violent?
Your God is Too Big - Experimental Theology - A reminder for Christians that there is a difference between a God so big that we don't see the small miracles in our everyday lives and that God is big enough to handle our problems and love us.
Six Surprising Ways Jesus Changed the World - John Ortberg, Huffington Post blog - Whether you believe he was the son of god or not, Jesus was a real person whose examples of love and kindness historically changed the world for the better.
Sexuality & Scripture - Zone0fScilence - "An important thing to remember about the rules laid out in Leviticus is that they are part of the Old Covenant, replaced by Jesus’ New Covenant. Indeed, Jesus violates several of the rules laid down in Leviticus, and teaches his disciples that there is a new way." Amen. This blog also stresses the importance when engaging in biblical study of examining entire chapters and not just the verse. Too many times, in my opinion, verses are taken out of context and used improperly to support bigoted beliefs. I always knew I didn't need to actually be silent in church or "submit" to my husband...
Sexuality isn't a Choice - Zone0fScilence - This was linked inside the previous blog. A must read for anyone still on the fence of whether our sexual orientation is a choice or not.
What Beer Can Teach the Church - the abp blog - Okay...I'm listening... ; ) In all seriousness, good comparison between trends in the beer industry and how the church might follow those trends to minister to the communities they may be out of touch with.
And since I am convinced we all Google incessantly...