We keep slogging through wisdom texts, passages that invite us to the daring work of embracing an economy that flips the way of the world on its head.Bo drops his great line again, week 2 out of 2: “Each person is a seat of the presence of God.”
Mark 9: Daniel fills out Jesus’ “son of man” language with some talk about Daniel 7. Bo helps us see how Jesus critiques the political ways of the world. Failing to understand the cross is about failing to apprehend how the death of Jesus completely transforms what it looks like to be the faithful people of God.
Psalm 1: JRDK and Bo revisit their point/counterpoint on the place of the Law in the Christian life. And Bo commands you, “Arise, take up your notebook, and walk.”
Proverbs 31: Moving beyond a checklist approach to the woman of valor. Just read Rachel Held Evans.
James 3-4: More wisdom! Wisdom for getting over the bluster of our political scene. Wisdom for prayer–but there’s a promise here that we have to believe if we’re going to preach it with strength. Daniel is troubled, but Bo bails him out. Again.
Ched Meyers, Binding the Strongman
Randy Woodley, Shalom in the Community of Creation
Rachel Held Evans, A Year of Biblical Womanhood
Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, blogger, and New Testament professor who lives in San Francisco, CA. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of a pair of books, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is off to the printers. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (jrdkirk.com). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.
Bo is wrapping up a PhD in Practical Theology at Claremont School of Theology while in full-time ministry. He is a pastor, coffee shop theologian, tattoo evangelist, and a soccer fan. His field of Practical Theology has an inter-disciplinary approach which allows him to be engaged in a wide analysis of diverse subjects. Academically, he is in conversation with 4 main areas of study including Sociology of Religion, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Comparative Theology.
You can find his HomeBrewed Blogs here. You might want to start with his 3 part series of ‘Why I’m Into Practical Theology‘, ‘Constructivism‘, and ‘When Good Isn’t Enough‘. He also had a popular series this Sumer on the ABC’s of Theology. You can find summaries of that series on his Public Theology Channel on YouTube.