Now that we seem to have a quorum of readers of this blog (ie more than just me), I was hoping to do a little exercise with y'all. At the moment, I'm just not sure what to do with this blog, so I was hoping to get a little bit of help from the gallery. There are a few different options.
1. If I started reading a group of books (or just a single book) and posting summaries, quotations, and my reflections to this blog, which texts would you like me consume?
Here's the current stack (as suggestions).
- Resurrection of Rome by GKC (or virtually anything he wrote)
- God in Search of Man by Abraham Heschel
- Towards an Old Testament Theology by Walter Kaiser
- Work in the Spirit: Toward a Theology of Work by Miroslav Volf
- New Testament and the People of God by NT Wright
- The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard
- King Lear by Shakespeare
- Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
...or whatever other book you'd like to hear about.
2. I could start posting thoughts on specific topics (prayer, time, theological method, etc...).
3. Though this relates rather closely to #2, I could try to answer all those crazy questions you think of from day to day.
4. I could try to post little devotional thoughts from the Bible (I'd have to warn you that I probably wouldn't be very good at this).
5. I could buy a camera and try to convey to you all what my Wisconsonian life is like.
6. I could revert back to my college style of blog, reading articles listed on http://www.bookforum.com/ (politics, science, philosophy, cultural analysis, etc...) and throwing out whatever comes into my head.
Throughout all of this, I'm just hoping that this blog can take on a more purposeful role, instead of chronicling random bits and pieces I pick up from the net. What do y'all think?
Addition: I could also focus on one specific author and read as much as possible (eg Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Plutarch, Aeschylus, etc...)