Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Another Day...

Ordinary Time

...at LTS. I'm working though my Bible notes as I draft my essay. Watch this space for interesting litte tidbits, as well as things I'm thinking about.

Yesterday was Saint Augustine's feast day. Mike Aquilina did a little piece on him.

Aside: I only know a couple of people who do this, but sometimes folks send me e-mails telling me to call them. I never do. Matt suggested that some people do this in order to get credit for making contact while still putting the onus of real communication on the other person. I wondered if it's not just because they think I'm busier than they are. Do any of you do that? What do you think it means?

Notes: What is this notion about an objective, methodical approach to Scripture? As if we could be objective readers, never bringing our own presuppositions or perspectives to it. Chris Roland pointed out one day that it seemed very odd that in a modernist view, an Oxford professor has the dignity of claiming a "method" when he reads scripture, but a poor woman from the global South merely has an "approach."

Aside: We continue to pray for those affected by Sunday's plane crash. The word on the street is that two local chain restaurants refused requests to help feed the emergency workers on the scene, but a couple of local restaurants offered a heck of a lot of food. Is it a positive thing for names to be named?

Okay, the people around me are done talking. Back to my notes!

7 comments:

byron said...

Yes, I think it's healthy to give credit where it's due regarding the restaurants and their choices.

+ Alan said...

"...sometimes folks send me e-mails telling me to call them... What do you think it means?"

Forgive me for being overly complicated on this one, but I think.. perhaps.. it means... they want you to call them.

Kyle said...

Hmmmm...

I don't get it.

#Debi said...

I don't know that I've ever done that to you, but if I ever did, it would be because I know that you're a very busy person, between your studies and work and all. Sending an email which you can read at your convenience, saying to give me a call, would assure that we speak on the phone when you are not otherwise tied up with something pressing. It sounds like a way to say, "When you have a break in the action, I'd like for us to connect--but I don't want to interrupt your studying."

Kyle said...

Hm. Cheers. No, it's only folks who never ever ever call me - which is why I thought it was odd to begin with.

:-P

+ Alan said...

Well then, the issue is not whether it is inherently bad or stupid to send an e-mail asking one to call them - it would be an issue of people not really working hard enough to maintain a relationship even though they might seem to say they want one. The e-mail thing is a matter of personal habit and preference as concerns a quick communique like that - neither here nor there.

Kyle said...

Ha, maybe I should have mentioned that part - it's only people that I have no contact with otherwise. It's not like somebody like Debi is writing me an e-mail saying, "hey, call me this week" - that wouldn't be odd, and I wouldn't think twice about just calling. It's more like stuff that's in the same category as, "oh, we should have lunch." Hehe, whenever somebody says that to me, I always tell them to call me. I hate lying about getting together with somebody when I'm not really going to do it.

Gee, was there an episode of Seinfeld that discusses this? There should have been...