There’s a new addition to my sidebar in both the Links and Blogroll. My friend Trevor (probably my oldest friend that I still keep in touch with) has started a blog.
Like me and so many people I know he’s something of a recovering fundamentalist and so far he’s been blending his love for ANE studies with his interests in the primeval history of Genesis 1-7 in a pretty strong challenge to the biblical “literalism” that we were both raised on.*
For anyone who’s spent time in serious study of biblical literature nothing Trev says will be all that surprising but there are a lot of evangelicals who hover uncomfortably on the edge of conservatism who will find his thoughts unsettling and maybe even a little bit of a relief. Sometimes it’s just nice to hear people agree with your privately held beliefs out loud. Anyways, go give him a read and see what you think.
*I use quotes on literalism there since, as I’ve said before, the fundamentalist/evangelical readings of Genesis 1-7 are often so bizarre, arcane, and disconnected from reality that even the idiotic misnomer “literal” hardly applies