Archive for the ‘fun’ Tag

Hermeneutical Ranking

Scot McKnight created a hermeneutics (what you read into the Bible) quiz that you, yes you, can take here. Scot correctly mentions that it is not an encompassing quiz, and that there are issues with the scope and in some cases, the applicability of such a quiz. But, it is fun to take. To my surprise, I am a moderate (64 is my score – I just took it again (3/6) and scored a 52. Hmmm), which matches well with my political leanings. Perhaps hermeneutics and politics are (insert sarcasm) interchangeable!

Of course, I used hermeneutics to interpret the actual quiz, which therefore means that a hermeneutics of hermeneutics quiz should be created. Oh, what a hermeneutical web we weave. This is precisely the point at which I should stop, because I am starting to sound too postmodern.

Anyway, I encourage you to take the quiz, and if you feel led, to report your score back here.

Frozen Fun

Thanks to friend Sherri for finding this gem:

Wow! I wish I could have experienced it, and it is very impressive to freeze for 5 minutes.

Meme Book Tag

My friend, fellow Quaker and blogger, Michael Chapman tagged me on a rather fun meme. The rules are as follows:

1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
2. Find page 123
3. Find the first 5 sentences
4. Post the next 3 sentences
5. Tag 5 people

So, here it is, and it comes from John Caputo’s What Would Jesus Deconstruct?:

“The world is mad with cruelty, and yet the news from Bangladesh this morning is accompanied by the beauty of an azalea in full bloom outside the rectory (Diary, 73). Unrelieved suffering in the neighborhood, but at this very moment, down at ‘the shore,’ the Atlantic coast an hour or so drive away, the seagulls swing gracefully overhead, the sun rises over the ocean on a brilliant morning. We must believe and we cannot believe that love holds everything in the palm of its hands.”

I tag my new friends:

1. Rich Accetta-Evans

2. John Kindley

3. Zach Alexander

4. Johanpdx

5. AJ Scwhanz