The hors d’oeuvre – I’ll settle for that
I know, there has been a temporary hiatus in transmission in recent days – due to being in the ancient Albanian seaside town of Durrës this week for a Langham conference (more on that in another post) and therefore on an enforced web-fast. I’m only just getting over the cold turkey now.
But in case, dear reader, you’ve not heard the news, do check out the new Theology Network
site, set up by UCCF. It is a fantastic resource, on the lines of their equally excellent BeThinking
website. It also has the stamp of Mike Reeves sense of humour all over it… which I suppose is a bonus.
But I was tickled by their book recommendations on the theology of the cross
. They plugged my own book (for which I’m of course very grateful, and fits conveniently with my general agenda of ruthless self-promotion – after all, why else write a blog?). I’ve heard Cross-Examined described in many ways – at Word Alive a couple of year’s ago, it was described as the GCSE (that’s “O level” to those of my generation)
version to John Stott’s A Level Cross of Christ. But on Theology Network it is described as The Perfect Hors d’oeuvre
to Stott’s Unmissable Main Course
. Well, that’s cool. And I certainly wouldn’t object to that (although Uncle John might have the odd concern).
But my main purpose in writing this post is an attempt to assuage the wrath of Reeves & Hames for my abject failure in writing the introductory article on the cross. I hope that by doing a major plug of the website, it may help.
But seriously though – I think this is a fantastic resource – and it deserves to be (and I’m sure it will be) greatly used all over the world. Good on ya, chaps.