January 02, 2006

our next project (recap of discussion thus far)

Most folks do not want a break. If a break a very short one.

Suggested topics (in order suggested):

  • something canonical - preferably NT;
  • Tobit;
  • One of the epistles;
  • Romans.

Additions? Comments? Preferences?


At 6:48 a.m., Blogger jeff said...

I would like to join the Blog after all. It is a bit frustrating to only be able to respond and not initiate comments.

You can e mail through my blog profile.


At 7:30 a.m., Blogger Larry said...

I would vote for number 1: "something canonical - preferably NT". We have spent a lot of time outside the Bible proper. I understand that Tobit is considered by some as part of the Bible. I would suggest leaving that as a later option-- after we've gotten back to something that all agree is the 'Bible'.

At 9:15 a.m., Blogger jeff said...

I hope you guys don't choose Romans..it is so weighty. Especially for a new boy like me. What about something like 'James'? NT, canonical and an epistle!

At 11:27 a.m., Blogger david said...

Sorry Jeff -- James has been done.

If yo've even heard of the epistle of James yer not that new. Galatians is a kind of mini-Romans. Mind work.

I'll send the invitory emial to you by end of week. I need to access my home computer -- likely Tuesday -- but maybe Wednesday.

At 12:19 p.m., Blogger Meredith said...

No preference - they are all new to me.

I'm glad you've decided to join us, Jeff. Welcome aboard!


At 12:27 p.m., Blogger jeff said...

Thanks for that. I'm not new to Scripture...hence my concern about Romans.

But I'll enjoy whatever is chosen.

At 12:52 p.m., Blogger crystal said...

Welcome, Jeff :-)

About Tobit - I'd not heard of it until it was mentioned, but I haven't read too much of the OT. It is in my version of the Bible (in the OT) ... is it not in the Protestant version?

What about Acts? I'm guessing you guys don't want to do another Mark, Matthew or Luke?

At 2:49 p.m., Blogger david said...

I guess if Romans is too heavy Revelations is out of the question.

(just kidding)

At 5:26 a.m., Blogger david said...

While initially resistant to Romans -- the notion is growing on me. My resistance is I think similar to Jeff's -- it is giganormous and despite the fact its usually the first book foisted on new Chrsitians by the evangelical movement(s) -- it ain't exacty beginner's fare. But we aren't beginners either.

Alternative suggestion: I Thessalonians. Short(er). And according to most biblical scholars the first of Paul's epsitles and the oldest book in the Christian scriptures (NT).

At 5:57 a.m., Blogger Larry said...

I will gladly support Acts or 1st Thess.

At 1:32 p.m., Blogger crystal said...

I mention Acts again, if only to save us from more "talking head" stuff :-)

At 5:09 p.m., Blogger jeff said...

I think Acts would be excellent. I love the stories and the themes of community, mission, conflict and reconciliation and the emergence of Paul as a major player etc....

It seems that I am a member now. Thanks for welcoming me in everyone.


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