Posts Tagged ‘Vintage Jesus’
So I started digging and meditating on the Gospel of Mark about a month ago; and before that, I was spending time in the Gospel of Luke (my gospel readings for this particular stretch of study began “officially” on June 25…for anyone keeping track -smile-). For what it’s worth, I’ll be moving into the Gospel of John next, if you want to join me. Anyway, back to my post, I have to say that my heart and soul is definitely stirred from this past couple months of meditation and reading. Quite honestly it is difficult for me to imagine how anyone reading these words of Jesus cannot be overcome with a sense of urgency to get involved in the work of Jesus’ Kingdom message.
I know I have posted some of my thoughts about Mark in previous posts and at the risk of repeating myself; I plan to share a summary of verses and accompanying thoughts that are stilling ringing and echoing in “ears of my heart.” If I sound redundant, I probably am. Maybe…it bears repeating; if for no one other than me, and if that is the case I’ll go ahead and write it again. Read the rest of this entry »
I just finished the book Vintage Jesus by Mark Driscoll; good stuff…no, great stuff actually, and I was challenged by many points that he brought out in this work. (Oh, I should mention that he shares authorship of this book with Gerry Breshears) Essentially, the book is a primer of sorts in systematic theology; specifically Christology, the study of Jesus. This is the first in a series of books that are intended to explore the great doctrines of the Bible. If this book, Vintage Jesus, is any indication of what the series will be look like on whole…we are in for a treat. I think the tone and timbre of this work is suitable for laypersons as well as clergy, high school students or seminarians, and/or the curious seeker, new Christian, or “crusty-curmudgeon pew veteran.” Anyone reading this book will stand to gain insight and inspiration; I am sure. The next book in the series, Vintage Church, is already in process and is scheduled for release sometime in January of 2009 (looking forward to this one!). Read the rest of this entry »