Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Lagunitas IPA, Romans and Applying to Seminary
I also drank an above average IPA last night.
So it's been a fun week.
I think my end-goal in seminary is to become a professor. Most likely within the realm of Systematic Theology. A good friend of mine has declared that it is his goal to one day write his own Apocrypha. I want to do him one better and write an extensive Systematic Theology that has a major appendix on the Apocrypha, maybe written by a zombified version of John Goldingay. I've just begun to plunge into the Romans debate (doing my best to remain unbiased, which won't happen) and I've compiled an extensive reading list:
Commentaries by Karl Barth, Douglas Moo, Ben Witherington and Thomas Tobin. More popular level works by Andrew Perriman will cover the other base.
Thus far, I don't quite know what to do with Romans, in the sense of theology. The historical aspect is quite clear and the themes are strong, but the area of systematizing Paul's thought remains an incoherent mystery to me. Universalism in Romans 5, Particularism in Romans 9, and Egalitarianism in Romans 16.
A guy can dream.
Anyway, the beer was decent. You should try it. Grapefruit. Pine. A little lacking in bite.