Tuesday, January 12, 2010

THe Hidden Power of Electronic Culture

So I just finished reading NT Wrights book Justification. I found it to be a terribly tough read. He probably needed an editor more like my wife... Someone who would make him rewrite his sentences so that they don't go on for two and a half pages (I exaggerate the length somewhat. And now at least I have someone to point to if my profs ever mark me badly on my run on sentences). I really liked the way he talked about how God has only had one plan to save the world through, and that is through the Covenant with Abraham. This is very much in line with what Gerard Lohfink wrote in Jesus and Community (an incredible must read). God has not abandoned the covenant that was made with Israel, and it is not put aside for the "era of the Church." Wright's book pushes on the topic of ecclesiology in a way that is sure to make some people uncomfortable. However it is very much in line with Lohfink. All in all I really enjoyed Justification. However, now I am really looking forward to something a little lighter. I am now starting The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture by Shane Hipps. I am just a few pages in and I think it is going to be fantastic!

1 comment:

j. brandes said...

I have yet to start either books, both are still waiting in my very tall my pile waiting to be read.

Thanks for your thoughts on N.T Wright's latest book. I also look forward to hearing your thoughts on Shane Hipps latest.