I call my blogging home Faith Improvised because it represents what I do as a student of the New Testament. I observe a body of texts that improvise upon the faith of Israel in light of the reality of Jesus Christ.
It also captures how I regard being Christian. The way of Jesus as depicted in the New Testament is both radically new and in complete continuity with the way of the God of Israel and his aims to claim a people for the redemption of the world. In the same way, Christian faithfulness is always shaped by its many pasts and is always reconfiguring and adjusting in order to meet and redeem new situations.
Faith Improvised is a space for me to think out loud and in community about pretty much anything and everything, but mainly about books I’m reading, movies, sports, biblical studies, and politics.
I teach New Testament here:
I earned my Ph.D. from here:
My tragic life-long sports devotion:
My favorite TV show for which I block out life and demand silence:
If I could only play one golf course for the rest of my life, it’d be here:
The movies I watch over and over and through which I envision life and relationships: