Saturday, February 28, 2009

n.t. wright

theologian and bishop of durham, n.t. wright was present on fuller's campus for the last two weeks as a guest faculty member. he wrapped up his time in pasadena with a key note speech at lake avenue church on thursday night (in the original chapel, not the large sanctuary).

mennonites (of which i am one) aren't usually big on theologians - we don't have many - and we're also not big on bishops. however it was a very enjoyable evening. wright had some very interesting reflections on the tension between feeling and thinking, and the cultural phenominon of saying "i feel" when we really mean "i think".


Laurie said...
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Laurie said...

Interesting. I am reading a book about the way we think, and the delicate dance between our emotional brain and our rational brain. It's called How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer, and it's a fascinating exloration into what neuroscience knows about the mind.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Oh boy, BW, NT is a heavyweight alright!

Warning: not for those who don't like to think or rather listen to politicians.

Raffi Shahinian said...

I was fortunate enough to get a good audio of the event, which I'll be posting on my site tomorrow morning, for anyone who might be interested.

Grace and Peace,
Raffi Shahinian
Parables of a Prodigal World