Exciting Updates

Some things coming up that are gathering a bit of excitement from me:

  • I am very excited that I will get to write an example church liturgy as a project for my Biblical Theology of Worship class. I plan on doing a special occasion (Christmas, Easter, or wedding, probably). This is going to end up probably relying a lot on Calvin (who himself relied a lot on the early church), with a bit of Cranmer’s Book of Common Prayer, and a lot of Scripture. I want the full gospel to be proclaimed in this liturgy.
  • I am looking at the books I am considering reading over the one and a half month winter holiday. I will only knock one or two out at the most, but I have so many possibilites. So far under consideration are The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton, Eric Gill by Fiona McCarthy, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, The Mortification of Sin and The Death of Death in the Death of Christ by John Owen, Saint Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton, and Encoutering the Mystery by Patriarch Bartholomew, among others. Any thoughts?
  • Have I mentioned that I am super-excited about the ESV with Apocrypha??? This is going to open the door to some great study tools and for some writing on my part.
  • Next semester, I will be taking two classes with Dr. Steve Halla, Christianity & Film and Visual Art and 20th Century Theologians. Both of these are going to be incredible.
  • The theology video projects may be back on my to-do list.
  • So also are the other creative projects, especially one particular film idea and possibly some theological commentary on gothic classics such as Frankenstein and Dracula. I have some opportunity to get these things done, I think.