Study Notes – 2 Peter 1 1-15
We are studying 2 Peter 1:1-15 for Sunday, November 24: the opening greeting and words from Peter (or, the Author) to the unspecified churches who would have received this “general” letter. [Study questions on the text are here.] Here are my notes on this text: BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT: The book is titled 2 Peter, so…
It’s commonplace in academic religious studies to take a “phenomenological” approach to the study of religion. This is an example: The academic study of religion requires the courage and compassion to empathetically understand the diverse worldviews of others and the willingness to learn from each. Its goal is not to show one religion is ‘right’…
Pay Attention to the Relationship between Knowing and Power
Slowly making my way through Awake to the Moment, here are my summary notes and comments on the next couple of sections of “What Do We Know and How? Context and Questions”: Still looking at “what resources and ways of thinking we might bring to bear” on addressing the central questions of theological knowledge from…
Thinking about Revelation
We will be thinking about the concept of “revelation” in class this morning. It’s so foreign to most people these days that it’s hard to get students to see that there has ever been a significant conflict between revealed and empirical truth – despite the existence of the Creation Museum, etc.