The number of participating bloggers has grown over a 150 and books are going out as quick as they come in, but it appears that our bloggers are starting to let their voices out. Here’s a little tour of just some of what is going on out on the world wide web.
Progression of Faith, Chad French, The Beauty of Akward Silences, A Noggin’ full of Noodles, Love Fiercely, Jake Bouma, A New Kind of Minister, Homebrewed Christianity, Something Beautiful, and Ponderings on a Faith Journey are all taking notice of the videos we are beginning to release.
Liminal Hues is getting ready to blog through The Touch of Transcendence: A Postcolonial Theology of God, by Mayra Rivera.
Wabi Sabi, a natal Methodist now Catholic, describes his engagement with the beginning of Cobb’s book. He highlights Cobb’s assessment of the church’s dire situation and wonders just what the correct question is for moving forward. Should we not first discuss what a church is before figuring out how to save it?
Blake Huggins, in a very emergent fashion, takes the question of Cobb’s book and wants to press and expand it (in much the same way the overall Transforming Theology project is structured). Check it out.
Michael Cline, an eclectic Anabaptist, gives a thorough (and I mean thorough) walk through the early parts of Cobb’s book. If you are interested in Cobb’s book read it. In his post he deliniates Cobb’s distinction between Church Renewal and Transformation. Transformation he says:
- Views Christianity as a movement that is always seeking to hear from the past but is open to being changed by its cultural environment, while simultaneously trying to “Christianize” that environment. (p. 43)
- The goal “is not to recover and original form of life in the church,” that vision had its day. The goal is to reach out “to those who have been alienated from the church by its incredibility and oppressiveness of many of its teachings.” (p. 43)
- Transformationalists assume we know have knowledge (particularly in the areas of gender and sexuality) that the biblical authors did not have access to. We learn from this new knowledge what we cannot learn from the Bible and add that to the mix of doing theology.
Do yourself a favor and check out Michael’s play by play at Recliner Ramblings.
Then there is Cobb himself blogging an answer to the question, ‘Do Jews have a divine right to the land of Israel?’