Jason Clark has posted the bibliography for a postgraduate course that he is teaching about Pastoral Theology with Leadership. I am totally jazzed because the books listed having some that I love, others that are on my ‘to read’ list with most being totally new to me.
It’s not like I do not already have stacks of books that I have yet to read but I having a list like this to work from. Yay!
“Our words that describe God are like the rippling white foam at the edge of a vast and endless sea. They can only hint incompletely, inadequately, unjustly of who God is. I long to yearn for God. I long to move beyond playing with the white foam, and to sink into the vast and endless sea. The only way to do so is to let go of my hold on the story. I need to be willing to be stripped of all I know of God, in the hope that I may once again find God.” Pete Rollin’s wins top honors for a second day in a row, but you have to admit this is a beautiful quote from his “God, Rid Me of God” post.
“The believer can say ‘I am in a loving relationship with one who is utterly beyond my ability to objectify or grasp, but I am transformed through that relationship’.” from Peter Rollins, talking about realism and non-realism in theology
Thanks to Messy Christian for the link… and, oh, they have more tests so there will be more entries, i’m sure.
|Your Five Factor Personality Profile
| Extroversion:You have medium extroversion.
You’re not the life of the party, but you do show up for the party.
Sometimes you are full of energy and open to new social experiences.
But you also need to hibernate and enjoy your “down time.”
You have low conscientiousness.
Impulsive and off the wall, you don’t take life too seriously.
Unfortunately, you sometimes end up regretting your snap decisions.
Overall, you tend to lack focus, and it’s difficult for you to get important things done.
You have medium agreeableness.
You’re generally a friendly and trusting person.
But you also have a healthy dose of cynicism.
You get along well with others, as long as they play fair.
You have medium neuroticism.
You’re generally cool and collected, but sometimes you do panic.
Little worries or problems can consume you, draining your energy.
Your life is pretty smooth, but there’s a few emotional bumps you’d like to get rid of.
Openness to experience:
Your openness to new experiences is high.
In life, you tend to be an early adopter of all new things and ideas.
You’ll try almost anything interesting, and you’re constantly pushing your own limits.
A great connoisseir of art and beauty, you can find the positive side of almost anything.
I wonder if the youngsters today ever sit to listen to an entire album? I am not talking about the oldtime vinyl itself rather the collection of songs/tracks that make up a complete work that I affectionately call an album. Well do they? What about the older folks? Is anybody listening to whole albums anymore?
After looking at my recent last.fm plays I caught myself wondering if I was being boring because the last ten where all Don Chaffer, not only that but they were all from one album, What You Don’t Know. I actually listened to the whole thing. Granted it is background music to a busy day but still it made mean wonder if people do that anymore. In our iTunes, single download sort of world, one wonders.