Seven things to do to cheer yourself up
Years of experience has made me a wise man. If you are feeling down, and not even Baywatch seems to help
- Put a lot of Tobasco sauce in your work colleagues tea
- Flick bogies at old people
- Make remarks to insecure teenagers about the spots covering their faces
- Regularly throw out the metaphorical baby with the bathwater.
- Visit a conservative Christian friend's flat, and swap all of their John Piper books with Funk, Ehrman and Lüdemann volumes.
- Take only the King James 1611 Version to your 'emergent' bible studies, and use the word 'repenteth' a lot.
- And read Douglas Campbell's brilliant, I repeat brilliant tome, The Deliverance of God. Loren Rossen has written an impressive review here, and I can only agree with his enthusiasm. I think it is the most important book to have been published since Sanders' Paul and Palestinian Judaism. I had the pleasure of meeting Douglas last week and we had a good chat about his book and a forthcoming project which will also be a huge interest. A great guy. A worldview shaking book. Though this sort of thing is often said, I mean it most seriously: This one should become compulsory reading for any Pauline aficionados. More from me about this one anon.