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…

Finished Grading

Yes, after two weeks, I've graded all my exams. I laughed; I cried; I lost sleep; I drank much more soda than I should have. And now ... it's time to pick up the pieces and regain my sanity for summer school...

Comments

Erica said…
Where'd you get the cloning device?
Anonymous said…
He closed a deal with Kaminoans!
Mom said…
Looking at this picture makes me glad you were not triplets, Rick....lol! Love ya buddy!
D.C. Salmon said…
Good job Mr. Davis!! Have a great summer. So I guess you got to finally meet those clones of yours from the Wimba classrooms.. :)
Rick said…
Cooper, it was an epic fight. As Gandalf said, "There was none to see, or perhaps in after ages songs would still be sung of the Battle..."