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".

4 comments:

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