This morning I went to the book sale and returned a few hours later with over 50 new books for about £50. I didn’t have any amazing finds today, but I was able to pick up a number of titles that I will probably need in the future, for a fraction of the price that I would pay otherwise. I bought important works by Bultmann, Tillich, Fiorenza, Jeremias, Ruether, Moltmann, Cullmann, Aulén and Schweitzer, each for under £1 a volume. I also managed to pick up some other interesting titles at low prices: Gerd Theissen, The Gospels in Context; Keith Ward, God, Chance & Necessity; Richard Horsley & Neil Silberman, The Message and the Kingdom; Robin Gill, A Textbook of Christian Ethics; Ernst Haenchen, The Acts of the Apostles; John Polkinghorne, Science & Christian Belief; Rowan Williams, Lost Icons; Troels Engberg-Pedersen, Paul and the Stoics; Wayne Meeks, The Moral World of the First Christians and a number of others. Given the fact that a copy of Regan’s translation of Aquinas’ De Malo and John Barton’s Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study (set reading for next semester) also arrived in the post this morning, I am a very happy person this evening as I cover and catalogue them. I will probably return to the book sale again some time during the next week (having earned a little more money first…).

This morning Peter left for a week of Beach Missions in Llandudno (and suddenly all is quiet at home!). Llandudno is a seaside town in North Wales and is a popular holiday destination for many people from Stoke-on-Trent. Please pray that the Beach Team will know God’s blessing on their work and that the week will be a very special and memorable time for Peter.

Jonathan and Monika got two dogs this morning, after thinking about getting a dog for a while. The dogs are called Captain and Monty. They are very friendly, but Monty is still a little scared. I will leave you with a picture of Jonathan with the two dogs (unfortunately Monty is hidden behind).

Jonathan with Monty and Captain

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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1 Response to Happenings

  1. ukok says:

    You are not wrong, as a potteries gal myself I spend a lot of time in LLandudno.

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