Monday, July 23, 2007


Hoorah! I have been tagged to share eight random facts about myself. This particular tag comes from Monty. I am then to tag 8 others to do the same. Here are the rules:

1. players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
2. those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
3. players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.

Here they are:
  1. Bears are my favorite animal. This is not to be confused with monkeys as the funniest animal. I would love to have one of each, I think it would be fun.
  2. I like bluegrass . . . a lot, especially Mountain Heart, the Grascals, and Wildfire. (but don't tell anyone as it's not very cosmopolitan of me.)
  3. I am a huge Simpsons and Harry Potter fan which is apparently a very dangerous thing for a Nazarene.
  4. As of August 13th of this year, I will have lived in 19 houses in my 31 year life.
  5. I once raised Madagascar hissing cockroaches for fun.
  6. I was baptized in the Jordan River in Israel.
  7. My favorite saint is St. Seraphim of Sarov
  8. I think the current trend in theology of reconciling science to itself is a canonization of a particular epistemology and therefore dangerous. Also, it's really, really boring.

Eric, Marc, Marsha, Ben, Caleb, anyone in KC, and anyone in Guymon, OK


Anonymous said...

Nice Evan,bears huh? Do you ever watch Stephen Colbert?

I added you to the book tag too!

Marsha said...

Dang---I hate being tagged

Anonymous said...

I think your #8 might be the greatest temptation the church has had throughout history, and it certainly remains one of the biggest ones know. And I definitely agree with your conclusion - it results in a canonization of the a particular, contextual epistemology.

Evan and Julia said...

You've really got to read some William Abraham. He's a canonical heritage guy and brilliant epistemologist. He says we must avoid canonizing epistemology (sola scriptura, biblical innerancy, and papal infalibility, etc.), but we still have to do the hard work of epistemology.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm somewhat familiar with Billy Abraham (since he graduated from Asbury Seminary and I had a professor who referenced him once or twice), but I've only read one book he wrote which had to do with Wesley. All that to say, I don't know him very well, but I do like the tid-bit you've shared about him.