Tuesday, March 1, 2011

how do you read the Bible now?

Let this be a biblioblog. Let this be a biblioblog post. Let it encourage you to read the Bible in the month of March.

How, you might ask.

So I’d ask you to clarify:

How let this post encourage you? Or how do you read the Bible?

And I’d just insist:

How do you read the Bible?

How if you are one of the 8 men of the “February 2011 Top 10 Biblioblogs”?


How if you’re one of the 48 men with a “Biblioblog Top 50 for February [2011] (by Alexa Rank)”?


How if you’re one of the 69 men whose 182 posts [of 70 individuals whose 183 posts] were featured in the “February 2011 Biblical Studies Carnival”?

How do you read the Bible as if it’s centered on males on International Women’s Day in Women’s History Month? And if you so read the Bible, then how will you position yourself? At the top again? In the center or at the margins of the Bible? How will you be most encouraged? How can you encourage others? With all of the objectivity you can muster, how do you read the Bible now?


Rod said...

I've created a monster, albeit in a good way.

J. K. Gayle said...

Rod, You're so very creative!

And now you get me thinking of my favorite, creative sentence written by Nancy Mairs, responding to a critic:

In a single sentence [this critic] reimposed the very dichotomies I had constructed the book in order to call into question, putting electrified fences around the categories “academy,” “criticism,” and “writing” to keep the various critters from intermingling, maybe interbreeding to create some nameless monster very like the one I aspire to be.

It's all good, as my kids say. Thank you.

Theophrastus said...

Why you sneaky little blogger you -- restarting your blog after you promised to quit once and for all.

Good luck in holding off the Taliban-faction of Bibliobloggers.

J. K. Gayle said...

Just as sneaky were those Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come and all that they restarted.

Sincere thanks for your Good Luck wishes: "I'm back in the U.S.S.R. You don't know how lucky you are boy."