It wasn’t until college, however, that I understood the difference between right-belief and right-action. Righteousness is more about the way we proceed through life than it is about how right we feel we are in any given circumstance.
“How is the Purple Book?” she asked me. That’s what she called Frei’s The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative, the 400-page tome I’d been plowing through all spring term. The postliberal hermeneutic inside pushed me toward an aesthetic appreciation of the Gospel. Lily liked the aesthetics of the book itself.
This series was my introduction to American culture — and a whole lot more.
This article is part of an ongoing series titled “Books that Changed My Life.” Autobiographical reviews of books that changed our lives for the better and sometimes for the worse. I consider myself to be an intellectual. I’m a lover of information, yet a loather of reading. I know, that last statement is quintessential anti-intellectual. […]
This article is part of an ongoing series titled “Books that Changed My Life.” Autobiographical reviews of books that changed our lives for the better and sometimes for the worse. “Poverty of Spirit” by Johannes Baptist Metz is a beautiful, short, profound meditation on what it truly means to be human. It is about surrender, […]
In 2004 I began to “track” his activities and investigate his levels of influence. I also began looking for opportunities to periodically test his resolve and capacity as a leader. Driscoll’s influence on young people was intolerable and for me at least, a sin to ignore.