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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

This Week's Challenge

This week I am taking what is called a J-term, which is basically a summer class taken in an abbreviated time. The class I signed up for is called “Testing Comparative Religious Truth Claims or Issues in Religious Epistemology.” The class is from 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday, which means I will have little time to blog! I also will be working my usual job from 11:30-4:30 in the morning, so between class and a nap, I will probably only have time to pick my nose.

That being said, I do have a couple of posts already drafted which I will post in the days to come, but before I do, I thought I’d put an open thread up for anyone to discuss whatever they wish. I haven’t done this before, so I don’t know whether it will fly or not.

For those interested, my textbooks include two by Howard Netland – Dissonant Voices and Encountering Religious Pluralism – and two by Winfried Corduan – A Tapestry of Faiths and Mysticism. Religious pluralism is a big interest of mine as I have written several papers on it during seminary. With my passion lying in missions, the issues between conflicting truth claims, intrareligious dialogue, ecumenism, and pluralism will inevitably be a huge deal in the future. I hope to be able to adequately address the issues in missions, pluralism, and contemporary trends in theology in order to honor Jesus and contend for His truth.

As you have seen in my previous posts, I have a couple of series I am working on (Addressing Omnibenevolence and Trouble with PAGE) which I hope to continue as soon as I can. I have three other series I hope to start in the near future as well. A lot of reading and research provide much to write about.

If you think about it, hug your pillow for me this week . . .

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