Saturday, November 15, 2008

writing today

working on a chapter for an edited book. my piece is on the relationship between Spirit of God and popular culture:

The geography of the text in Luke 9:52 is also doing theological work. While the journey to Jerusalem takes ten chapters, all of which are strikingly sparse in geographic detail, the journey begins going into a Samaritan village. Shillington notes that the “place ‘between Samaria and Galilee’ is hard to find on the map. It looks like ‘no-one’s land’, a place for outcasts or expendables.” Thus, geographically and theologically, the mission of Jesus in the move toward Jerusalem begins in this ‘no-one’s land.’ This has relevance given that for theology, popular culture and everyday life have long been considered a theological extra at best, an outcast at worst.

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