I’m considering this topic; long overdue on my personal “think through this” list, but perhaps not for the blog, or only in a limited way for the blog. What I’d really like is to form some sort of reading group where we all read through The Evangelical Universalist by “Gregory MacDonald”. The name is a pseudonym, and the author recently revealed his true identity.
The reason I’d like to form a reading group is that we could discuss the book and its arguments slowly and carefully, a chapter at a time. I’d like the interaction to be informed by the reading material, as opposed to random posts (and rants) on this subject appearing on the blog. I really don’t want to (frankly) take up my time in the form of responses like “hey, go read this and you’ll understand the argument or why I don’t like about X.”
Let’s hear some feedback. If I get 5-10 people willing to buy the book and read it, I’ll form a Google group for us and set up a reading schedule to discuss the book. Some material from that group might appear on the blog, but there’s no guarantee. Maybe by the time we’re well into it I can re-purpose it for the broader readership.
What say ye? I’ll give this a week or two to let you all know there’s a committed group and if we’ll do it or not.