Now I’ll never catch up.
We went back home last Friday to help my son put together one of those backyard play-gym things. Eight to fourteen hours the instructions say. It took two and a half day, about twenty hours. Only three trips to Lowes. I consider that a rousing success. It usually takes me three trips a day for even the smallest project.
It was a fun project, tiring but fun. I enjoyed having the time together with my son. And Grant (the grandson) loves it. I’ll post some pictures as soon as I get time to transfer them from the camera.
I’ve got this thing on my plate about that book, Reading Jesus, that I want to get to. I have a lot of thoughts about what Mary Gordon wrote that I don’t want to get away from me. But while we were home visiting family my son-in-law started talking about this other book, Love Wins, that a lot of people are wound up about. Seems that the author, Rob Bell, believes there’s no hell and that everybody will get into heaven. I’ve got a lot to say about that.
It strikes me that I’ve got a lot to say about a lot of things these days. I hope I’m not becoming one of those ‘old people’ that inflicts his opinion on anybody that he can trap in his web. I’m not a educated theologian. There’s probably a lot of people who have read more than I have, a lot of people who pray more than I do. But I do have my thoughts.
I think there are a lot of things we are very sure of that we may have completely wrong. I don’t want to portray myself as an authority on the Bible, on the afterlife, on much of anything. Still there are some ideas that you would have to take a pair of scissors to the Bible to make them line up.
Anyway maybe I’ll find the time to expound at length on these topics in the next few days. Now is that something to look forward to?