I have made a decision today. Part of me thinks it is an impulsive decision without a lot of thought of what I am getting myself into. Another part of me wonders if I can actually do it, but when I think about that I am reminded of my bold goal last year of running a marathon (which I completed). But another part of me wonders if I am smart enough to comprehend what I am going to read. And another part of me wonders if this will be worth my time.
So…with all my parts at odds with one another…I am going to do it…
Do what you may ask? I have decided that it is time to tackle some more challenging reading; something I regrettably haven’t done since seminary (5 years ago). Some may not think this will be challenging but what I am going to start reading is “Christian Dogmatics, vol. 2” edited by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson. Some of the topics covered in this volume are intriguing to me: The Work of Christ; The Holy Spirit; The Church; The Means of Grace; Christian Life; and Eschatology. Basically it is nearly 600 pages of theology…WHEW! My brain is starting to hurt already.
I am telling you this because I am hoping that people will help me and hold me accountable. I don’t expect to finish this book next week or next month (or next year for the matter) but I do expect to finish the book…in a somewhat timely fashion. Hopefully along the way I can post some thoughts from my reading for all of you to enjoy.
So with that being said I am diving in…first up…The Work of Christ.