Saturday, October 06, 2007

What is Theology

So our first paper in “Thinking about God” requires us to define theology, we’ve got five pages. I’m going around in circles. Look at some of my first sentence attempts.
 Theology is expressed reasoned conviction about the God of Jesus to a reality in which someone finds themselves in.
 Theology is anyone’s expressed reasoned conviction about the relationship between the God of Jesus and the reality in which they find themselves, which furthers acts of faith
 Theology is all responses to God as revealed through the Bible, tradition, experience, tempered by reason and reflection.
 Theology is the God of Jesus in relation to the reality in which we find ourselves expressed by anyone.
 Theology is reflection on the tension between faith in the God of Jesus and the reality as we know it.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Political theater

I'm not talking about spinning talking points or politicians acting one way in public, another in private. No I'm talking about actual theater. This show looks kinda fun.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

A Patient’s prayer

So my spiritual director has had me contemplating how my heart condition relates to my early faith and vis-a-versa. I’ve got a lot of stuff, but this seems decent.

A Patient’s prayer
Good Surgeon, Balm of Gilead. Free me from the fear of pain, impermanence, and uncertainty. Return my rib and renew my heart, that I might live in a resurrection way, spreading life.

My readership

I recently installed Google Analytics in my blog in order to see who all reads me. I assumed it would be a good way to keep track of my parents (as they move around a lot). Instead I found out in the last 6 days 72 people from 11 countries have visited Luthermatrix19!
I was kind of astounded. It makes me feel like I need to add some better content! Like I should start up Short Story Sunday again, or something…
PS I’ve started reading Grace in Practice by Paul Zahl, an Episco-Lutheran. Its really basic, overstuffed with sermon illustrations, but very solidly reasoned.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

The African Union gets beat bad today!

So rogue rebels, needing arms and being denied them by thier own organizations, decide to raid the AU post! That's pretty humilating for the peace keepers!