Life, Faith and Urban Farming

The life and happenings of an unconventional pastor and urban farmer living in the city with a family of five.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Mystery

No, this is not going to be a "postmoderny" post on how we need to revel in the mystery of God (though we do).

Instead I will tell you a true story that is a current mystery. Help me solve it. Two days ago I noticed a package on the first stair of my house. It was a padded envelope with BJ's return address on it. Strange considering BJ lives less than a block away and we work in the same office. Why did he mail me something. I opened the package to find an old, used, book called, "God's Revolution and Man's Responsibility" by Harvey Cox. A post-it note said read this and we'll discuss it when you're done. Strange wording coming from BJ, it's more his style to talk about what we'll read together and not just send it to me with a post-it.

A few minutes ago BJ asked me why I mailed him the same book! The point is that I didn't!

Someone really wants us to read this book together, we're not sure who.

Anybody know anything about this book or Harvey Cox, I've heard of him, but don't remember anything. I found that he teaches at Harvard Divinity School.

If you did this tell us!!!

7 comments:

Brian said...

Harvey Cox wrote, "The Secular City" which we discussed in Church and Sacraments. He has since changed his tune. But I know nothing about the book mystery....

Sarah Louise said...

That is a mystery...wow.

Terry L. Mann said...

Is Harvey related to Wally?

Eileen said...

haha... I have no idea who did that - but I think it's amazing! I will have to remember that... :o) hehe...

bj woodworth said...

Please help us!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah Louise said...

At least is the book good? I'm intrigued...

Chad said...

Yesterday I gave BJ a ride to hoops and he told me the book story. Coincidentally, this week I dusted off another old Harvey Cox book, The Feast of Fools, that has been on my shelf for years and I finally started reading it -- hello 60s! He has some good things to say, but wow, hello 60s.

Unfortunately, I can't help you with the mystery though. I didn't send you the books. Good ploy though.