Through New Eyes

Through New Eyes is the quintessence of James Jordan. Jordan always takes his readers by the hand and whirls them through a wonderland of symbols, connections, ideas, and paradigms. It's always a fun ride, and he always challenges his readers to think more deeply about the Bible. For that reason alone, Jordan is always worth a read.

In this book Jordan is trying to reawaken readers to the rich depth of symbolism in the world God created, especially as that world is described in Scripture. After taking time to talk about man, the animals, the structure of creation, plants, trees, stars, planets, rocks, and gems, Jordan specifically focuses on the repeated pattern of covenants in the Bible. He shows how with each new covenant there is a new heaven and new earth, better and more glorious than the one before. I had already read Peter Leithart's A House For My Name, but in Jordan I see the seed from which many of Leithart's ideas germinated.

The downside of Jordan is that he go…

The Proper Use of "Epic"

So many words in our culture have become neutered by overuse. "Epic" for instance used to be reserved for things that were truly great. The anger of Achilles, the journey of Odysseus, the travels of Aeneas: these things were epic. We really don't have a standard of comparison these days for when to call something epic. This is why I intend to give a standard in this post for the use of the word epic. If your particular situation is not as awe-inspiring and amazing as this, it does not deserve to be called epic. So here we go:

While I was weed-eating the back yard this afternoon, I had my headphones in and was cranking this song:

It was EPIC.


buddy2blogger said…

Dare I say an Epic post ;)
Rick said…
Epic indeed. By the way, by blogfeed tells me you've written a review of the BBC Hounds of Baskerville. But it's not there!!! :(
Erica said…
I would argue that the Power Rangers theme is more epic. (Despite the utter silliness of the show.)
Mom said…
Hahahaha! While you were weed eating? Hahahaha! Poor Rick. Always thought he was he-man. Love ya buddy. And, this is epic!
buddy2blogger said…

The review for 'The Hounds of Baskerville' is up. There was a glitch in the blog that caused the error. Please click here to read my review.

Tomorrow, I will be posting my review for 'The Reichenbach Fall'.