God. Jesus. The Bible.
But I guess I have to be more specific.
One of my old obsessions, which is starting to raise its head again, is hermeneutics. I continue to stand mystified by my hermeneutical betters in this diocese who will not allow a woman to preach but do not call for head coverings (or at least long hair). I cannot grasp the hermeneutic subtelty that calls for different interpretations of the texts involved.
I’m also really starting to love ethics. Part of this might be bacause I have a touch of idol-worship for AJC, who seriously impacted me as my minister when I was a lad (I chose Moore over SMBC partly because he taught here). Part of this might be because I’ve started reading John Howard Yoder and I love his name so much. Part of this might be because I think I agree with Yoder, but still really hate his exegetical method (or maybe it’s his hermeneutics…). None of it has to do with Oliver O’Donervan, but that’s only because I haven’t read him.
I continue to be ambivalent about Doctrine, but that might change soon.
Hermeneutics and Ethics. What do they have in common?