I just finished the fourth post in a series based on some questions that a pastor and his son sent along to me. In the beginning I only intended one post but then I got carried away and decided to experiment to see how much interest there was in “hardcore” theology and related fields. I was surprised. I got quite a few comments (not here but through facebook and other avenues) and the first post in the series is the most visited page on our site after the home page and galleries (the other two in the series are 15 and 16–not bad out of 60).
I’ve decided to keep up with these kinds of posts at whatever rate is feasible. In fact, someone already asked me to offer my opinion on the following question:
“Do you think there is a time gap between Genesis 1:2 and Genesis 1:3? I’ve been reading on that a little, and right now, I could go either way.”
This will be my next topic of discussion and like the first questions, I’m going to let this one take me down some rabbit trails that deal with issues I’ve been researching lately. Also like the first set of posts, the first in the series will be somewhat straightforward, and the following posts will get increasingly more difficult. Although I have to warn you, when I finished my MDiv I was indignant. I felt like everything I learned in seminary I should have learned in Sunday School (except Greek and Hebrew). I’m not one for dumbing down theology but I will try as hard as I can to make it both interesting and clear.
Here are some topic ideas I’m mulling over, let me know what you think or if you would like to offer your own idea:
- Who’s In and Who’s Out in the Book of Joshua
- Wisdom Literature (What is the Fear of the Lord? This topic would start in Proverbs, then Job, then finish in Ecclesiastes)
- Is the Bible History or is it Literature?
- Proverbs 1-9
- Overview of the Book of Judges
- Close Readings of Select Passages (Proverbs 2, Joshua 10-11, Isaiah 46, …)
- and of course, my dissertation topic cannot fail to show up–the plots of Scripture and Genesis
I do appreciate your comments. One reason I’ve decided to do this is because I will inevitably be doing a lot of writing and this is a good place to practice. Your comments will help me improve. Thanks for the feedback!