Wednesday, April 10, 2013


I am participating in a class called "Peniel" where we read and discuss some of the great theologians of the ages. It started out with St. Augustine and we are currently reading St. Chrysostom. It is amazing how the ability to read the syntax of the ancient texts becomes dimmer the farther away from seminary I've grown. Peniel refers to the place where Jacob struggled with the angel and I truly feel myself struggling with some of these texts. Surprisingly, I find it exhilarating also. I have become tired of Bible Study books that show a video and want us to fill in the blanks, that are "miraculously" put on the screen for the participant. My thanks to the dreamers who put this challenging study together and are leading it. Now, where are the answers?? (just kidding folks)