June 22, 2010
Running Mountain High
Hi. My name is Dan, and I’m an endorphin junkie.
And I was happy to learn some time back that my experience has been validated. There really is such a thing as “runner’s high.” For years I have been running—before, in the midst of or after my work day—and for the last eight years it’s consistently been trail running for an hour-plus a few times a week on a nearby mountainside. This is intensive physical exertion, and the sense of euphoria that accompanies it is worth some exclamation!Continue reading "Running Mountain High"
Posted by Dan Reid at 1:50 PM
June 18, 2010
Theological Hermeneutics and the Sea
Last summer and fall I was reading a lot about the theological interpretation of Scripture. And one of my recurring thoughts was that biblical scholars and theologians are of such different perspectives that it is difficult to see how we might bring them together. My own training is in biblical scholarship, so I think I have a good understanding of how my colleagues think and regard theologians. But in recent years I have been trying to read more in theology and come to a better understanding of how (systematic or doctrinal or dogmatic) theologians work.
Gazing out over my adopted home of Puget Sound, an analogy came to mind. And it was resurrected by a recent crossing of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. I hardly think its original, though I don’t recall coming across it. And it has its limitations. Here it is.Continue reading "Theological Hermeneutics and the Sea"