Readers of this blog might be in this newish blog by Tom Hunt – Patristics 1954: Late Antiquity, Early Christianity and the Algerian War. I’m sure Adam in particular will be glad to see that not quite everyone writing interesting things online has succumbed to the lure of the twitter thread.
I have been trying to push myself out of hiding (from theology blogs) for a few weeks now, and writing this post is a way forcing myself out. I thought being ABD would make me more active on blogs, but the opposite has been the case, so I thought I would begin by giving a quick update, and link to a new blog, of which I am a member. Continue reading “A Quick Update from Bridges”
The Jesus Radicals updated their website recently, and they have been putting up more material than I can currently keep up with. In addition to an overhaul of the site (its capacity and aesthetics) they have made (at least) two significant changes: they are alternating posts from a variety of people, and they have added an ongoing series of interviews called “iconocasts.” Nekeisha and Andy Alexis-Baker were the primary administrators of the site, but they have merged with Mark Van Steenwyk (formerly from www.jesusmanifesto.com, which now redirects to Jesus Radicals). The posts I have read so far are of decent quality (not quite peer-reviewed articles, but better than typical blog posts), and are usually posts that come in a two or three part series, giving in-depth reflection and analysis. I also listened to one of the recent iconocasts, and interview with Cornell West, and I was particularly interested in West’s critical comments regarding Obama near the end of the interview (sure, plenty of people are critical of Obama, but I think West has different grounds for his comments than most critics).