Friday, November 17, 2006

Eccles 12.12 (vol. ii)

If you have nothing to do this weekend, then I recommend a heaft dose of reading the current seminal works of either Nothing New Under the Sun or Faith and Theology, the blogs of theo-blogging heavy weights Byron Smith and Ben Myers.

Nothing New Under the Sun (Byron Smith)
is raising the question: "what does heaven have to do with the Christian hope?" Entitled Heaven: Not the End of the World, here is the series so far:

I: Heaven: don't worry it's not the end of the world (A heavenly new series)
II: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
IIa: Life and afterlife: quote and reflections
III: God is in his heaven...
IV: Heaven help us!
V: Heavenly salvation: origin, not destination (1 Peter 1.3-5)
VI: Citizens of heaven
VII: Heaven is a place on earth
VIII: New heavens and new earth
IX: The Christian hope: The Resurrection of the Dead
X: Images of the future
XI: The end of the world: replacement or renewal?
XII: Spirituality as groaning
XIII: Aliens and strangers
XIV: Seeing God
XV: Series summary

Meanwhile, Ben Myers at Faith and Theology has been posting a series of posts entitled: Theology for Beginners.

Outline
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Faith
1. Faith
2. Theology
3. Gospel

Gospel
4. Israel
5. Jesus
6. Crucifixion
7. Resurrection

God
8. Triunity
9. Election

Creation
10. Creation
11. Creatures
12. Humans

Salvation
13. Deity
14. Descent
15. Ascent

Community
16. Spirit
17. Church
18. Freedom
19. Forgiveness
20. Mission

End
21. Completion
22. Glorification

PS Byron - sorry for filling up your "links to this post".

2 comments:

byron said...

Matt, no problem and thanks! Actually, I'd love to get a copy of all those links to my posts (that takes some work to put them all together) with the headings. Would you be able to email me the html code for this post? When I finish the series (because I still have one or two more posts to come on implications), I had intended to publish a full list of all the headings like you have done and I'll credit you with doing the work. :-)

byron said...

Thanks for sending those links - thought you might be interested to know I've now finished the series with a 16th post on implications.