Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Disciples and Theology

Do you ever wonder how Disciples of Christ go about doing theology? For a fledgling denomination with a heritage that proclaims “no creed but Christ,” do you sometimes wish you had a handle on contemporary Disciple theology. If so, you’re in luck. Chalice Press has recently published the Chalice Introduction to Disciple Theology, edited by Peter Goodwin Heltzel. This comprehensive volume contains essays by over 30 Disciple leaders under five sections that include The Task and Sources of Theology, God in Creation, The Church, Reconciliation, and Mission. Check out the table of content and an excerpt at Amazon. This just might need to be on your Christmas hint list. (Click here)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Buried Secrets

With all the holiday activity, you may have missed the NOVA episode on PBS called the Bible's Buried Secrets. It is a very well done look at Old Testament history based on archaeological evidence. You can watch all 13 segments from the special by clicking on the link at the end of this post. Running time for each segment is between 6 to 11 minutes. Some of the topics include Who Wrote the Bible, The House of David, and the Exodus. Check it out. (Click here)