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…

Kids These Days

How can we make the young people of the current generation interested in the Church? Lutheran Satire has an idea (and beneath all the funny, it's so very true).

Comments

Erica said…
I strongly encourage everyone to try the Gilbert and Sullivan service. There's nothing better than congregants breaking into synchronized song and dance routines.
Rick said…
I'm sure we'll be adding it to our liturgy soon.
Hobo Joe said…
I enjoyed that video way too much.