Wheeewww! Most of my free time over the last few months has been spent reading several N.T. Wright books — The New Testament and the People of God, Jesus and the Victory of God, The Resurrection and the Son of God, and The Climax of the Covenant. I love N.T. Wright’s writing and theology. I think he has so many fresh things to say. He has become one of the several people who have mentored me from a distance through his writings and thus he has helped to completely reshape my theological imagination. I’m amazed at how dramatically my perspective has changed whenever I read Scripture.
But all that reading has made me crave a change of pace. Although I’ve got a personal reading list longer than my arm, I’ve decided to lighten my reading load for a bit. So right now, I’m just slowly reading Eugene Peterson’s A Long Obedience in the Same Direction with occasional visits to a couple of books I’ve already read — N.T. Wright’s The Way of the Lord and Marjorie Thompson’s Soul Feast.
Plus, N.T. Wright’s newest work on Paul, Paul: Fresh Perspectives, is due out in October. And his book on the authority of Scripture, The Last Word, is due out in December. I’ve been looking forward to reading these new books since I heard about their release dates. So, I want to be fresh when they hit the shelves.
Right now, the rest of my limited free time is being invested into learning Final Cut Pro 4. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it on this blog, but besides working full-time for a mission agency, I’m also a partner in a wedding video business called inFocus Video Productions. My primary role is camera operator, but I want to broaden my skill base. So, I’m also enhancing my video editing skills.
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