Overall, I think it was an edifying experiences for me to hear the presentations and ideas of others. I felt glee as persons seemed interested in the direction of my theological studies.
Seeing William Abraham of SMU Perkins square off with Richard Hays of Duke on the challenges of narrative interpretations of Scripture was thought provoking. It made me re-think readings of the Gospel of Luke and the stories of Elijah the prophet, and the inter-textual relationship between the two.
I also decided to make it a habit that whenever I go to an academic conference for religious studies (who knows, maybe someday I’ll be invited to a conference outside of religious studies someday), to attempt to attend the sessions on Philosophical Theology since that is where my interests are.
I also learned never to take Los Angeles International Airport if my destination is in Pomona, California. Yeah, L.A. has three airports for a good reason. Learned that one the hard way.
Truth and Peace,