Syllabus + Life Shock

Friends,

Thanks for stopping by Level Paths. I have several “irons in the fire” right now, and I apologize for not having any recent posts. I have finished Bagnall’s book Early Christian Books in Egypt, and I plan to finish sharing my reviews with you soon. I have also been doing some research on the idea of Radical Christianity. I plan to do a post on this topic following the complete review of Bagnall. Such an idea intrigues me. We can all think of poor views of what it means to be a radical Christian, but what might this idea look like in a positive light? So, we’ll spend some time thinking about that.

With my final year of seminary underway—I have also been reading a lot: primary Jewish and Greco-Roman sources, Francis Watson’s Paul, Judaism and the Gentiles: Beyond the New Perspective, Rhoads, Dewey and Michie in Mark As Story, Pete Enns’ Inspiration and Incarnation, Cranfield on Romans, and resources necessary for my thesis on third century Acts papyri as indirect witnesses to the Gospels.

Along with this, my sweet wife, Aimee, is almost 34 weeks into her pregnancy with our little girl, Delainey Hope Howe. We had an all-day birthing class last Saturday, which was—how do I say this—an eye opening experience! I learned a lot and feel a little more relaxed about the arrival day.

Student Ministry at Scofield continues to move as our church continues to embrace the scope of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are teaching a series in Systematic Theology (The -ologies) throughout the fall. Thankfully, we have a great team of teachers. I had the opportunity to preach at Scofield on September 12, 2010 while our Pastor, Jeff VanGoethem, was away on a mission trip to Zambia for a pastors’ conference. You can listen to the sermon, Living Naked before the Almighty God from Psalm 32, here: http://www.scofield.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=235&Itemid=263.

Keep an eye out for upcoming posts—as always, thanks for reading!

In Christ,

Rex

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