I’ve really had no time for blogging of late, but there’s been some good reads around the traps:
- David Congdon offers an insightful critique of the theology of the emerging church. (I’d love to read a serious response to David’s post from an emergent theologian)
- Ben Meyers reviews Adam Kotsko’s, Žižek and theology.
- John Pilger argues that there is a public hunger for incisive political documentaries, if only the media had the courage to show them.
- Byron Smith continues his reflections on having breakfast with Jesus.
- Scot McKnight is looking for books about God.
- Will Gray reviews WALL•E.
- Michael Dalton reviews the Bob Dylan 1978-1989: Both Ends of the Rainbow DVD.
- Baxter Kruger tells us why Augustine is to be blamed for everything, drawing support from John Gregory’s The Neoplatonists:
In their combination of a sophisticated philosophy with religious aspiration, the pagan Neoplatonists had only one serious rival-Christianity, and, anti-Christian though they were, it was the incorporation of their ideas into Christian theology that ensured their permanent influence on European culture. (p. viii).
The principal figure in the transmission of Neoplatonist thought into Christian theology is St. Augustine. (p. 177)