Friday, January 20, 2006

Pop Culture Roundup

I've been working through Tillich's Systematic Theology with my online study group. The assigned portion was the Introduction in which he discusses how we do theology each out of our own experience. This is not an argument for relativism, but an acknowledgment of what we're really doing when ascribing theological and doctrinal norms to scripture and to church tradition. I'm really getting into it, although I can only read so much at a time.

We saw Chronicles of Narnia the other week. It's been so long since I read the book, but snippets came back to me as I watched. The first half or so, I wondered, 'So...where's the Christian allegory?' Then it almost beats you over the head with it. I understand now why Tolkien hated allegory so's so transparent. The CGI is some of the better stuff out there, though.

My beloved Arrested Development might see its end soon if someone else doesn't pick it up. Its last four episodes on Fox will be run together. On a Friday night. Opposite the Olympics. Great.

The Wiseguys are nice to bounce to on the way to the nursing home. At home, lately it's been Radiohead.

Around the web, LutheranChik has some thoughts to share on ramifications of 'just read it' Biblicism.