Have you ever detested a book so much that you wished it would spontaneously combust? Such is my relationship with "Models for Scripture" by John Goldingay, which over 470 pages torturously attempts to understand the role of history and fictional narrative in the Bible. Two sentences:
The Bible is factual history smattered with a bit re-imagination of events and dialogue to flesh out the nature of God and humanity's interaction over time. Timewise, events closest to us in history tend to me more trustworthy as factual than events further back in history.
and we could be on to bigger and better things. As soon as I finish this bad boy, I'm on to "Models for Scriptural Interpretation" by John Goldingay. I am now going to light myself on fire.
Anyhow, I put down the sure-fire cure for insomnia, happened over to Aaron Wymer's blog and saw some of smack he was laying down on next week's big game (NOTE TO JULIET, OUR READER FROM LONDON: I think I seriously owe you big for putting up with the continued torture of American College Football posts. Many apologies.) Found myself sitting through some horribly conceived Apple rip-off commercials featuring a guy from Florida and a guy from OSU, and some bogus ranking of state schools stating that Florida is the 2nd rated academic state school in the country. R - I - G - H - T! I'm sure in between all-night keg parties and downloading term papers the night before they're due, there's serious studying going on down there. Isn't this school that features a football game called the "world's largest cocktail party" and whose biggest claim to fame is the invention of Gatorade?
Anyhow, here's an example of the pseudo-Apple commercial:
And here's an example of what's in store for Florida.
Hey Aaron, at least you'll be able to enjoy one of the bands during the halftime show.
One last big game for Troy Smith, the 2006 Heisman Winner
And let's just leave the last word to the experts, shall we...