Dress-Down Friday | Peace in the Holy Land

We got back safely into LA this past Monday from a great vacation with our families in Ohio, but since then it has been a whirlwind week of things to do. But just because there’s lots to do doesn’t mean there aren’t cool things happening around the web, here are a few of those things.

Here are a few new apps that you may find interesting as well:

  • Profcast – For recording lectures, etc.
  • Things – For organizing your projects.
  • Mendley – For collaborating on research papers.

5 responses to “Dress-Down Friday | Peace in the Holy Land”

  1. One of the more interesting questions we had around MHGS after he left was if he is a philosopher or a theologian? Obviously they aren't that separate, but I think most of his training is in Philosophy and his writing reflects that, with a later theological emphasis.
    But what I did want to mention one thing that has been helpful as I consider the relationship between philosophy and theology has been Frei's Types of Christian Theology. I think he shows well that theology shouldn't be completely ignorant of philosophy, but that it should avoid the places that people like Tillich end up at. He thinks of Barth as a helpful guide for the church is this regard (although a large critique of Barth is he didn't philosophy seriously enough). If you get a chance to check it out you should give it a shot.

  2. Fair enough, that's been a similar critique of mine, especially after his second book. I do like a lot of his stuff as well, but I think you're discomfort is right. My feeling is that he has some great stuff to say when he focuses more on theology and Scripture than when he tries to beconsciouslyDerridian, etc. Of course, I do think there is much to be learned from the folks you mentioned, but too much attention to themskewstheology too much IMO. For instance, even though I really like Zizek, how much import should his thought have on our theological systems? After all he's an atheist, which means his thought has no room for the eschaton, etc. We can only take these folks so far.

  3. I haven't watch them yet but I have read both of his books and had a conversation with him at Mars Hill. In short I think he gives too much weight to his conversation partners (Derrida, Deluze, etc. and awkward readings of Zizek and Bonhoeffer) that will do more to dissolve a Christian difference in the world than sustain one.

  4. Is 'they're great?' suppose to have a question mark after it? Because if thats the case it would describe my feeling about Pete Rollins theology.