Friday, August 21, 2009




You Scored as The Kingdom as a counter-system

This approach has been adopted by Anabaptist and similar groups who saw themselves as recapturing the essence of true Christianity in opposition to a "Christianised" society and an institutional church.

Kingdom as a Christianised Society
75%
The Kingdom as Earthly Utopia
75%
The Kingdom as a counter-system
75%
The Kingdom is mystical communion
67%
The Kingdom as Institutional Church
42%
The Kingdom is a Future Hope
33%
Inner spiritual experience
25%
The Kingdom as a political state
8%

Monday, August 10, 2009

Book Recomendation: The Year of Living Biblically

I've recently finished The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs.

I loved it. Jacobs is a witty and honest writer. It is a wonderful memoir of his spiritual journey. He writes as a "nominal Jew," meaning that he is Jewish by birth but isn't active in the faith. My favorite aspect of the book was "watching" his openness to the Jewish (and to an extent even to Christianity) faith and how it began to change his agnosticism--at least in bits and spurts. It was beautiful to see how he embraced his heritage and the change it made in his life.

As a huge bonus, Jacobs is hilarious! He shares his struggles as a father and a husband, and even as a son. I don't want to ruin anything but the word "helmet" will forever make me laugh any time I hear it. One of my favorite parts of the book is when he attempts a stoning. As a little preview, check out this picture (if you click on it, it should enlarge). If all of this doesn't convince you to check out the book, I don't know what will.

It's a wonderful read. I hope you'll check it out and enjoy it as well.