On Sunday, my pastor mentioned "preterism" in his sermon. After the sermon was over, Adam Clark (black theo prof) and I talked about it. I was vaguely familiar with the ideas and the term but not fluent by any means in what that theological stream meant to evangelical Christians. I had a sense that this term might be connected with N. T. Wright. I suppose I could have Googled the term and Wright's name, but I didn't even think of that. I knew I had recently become connected to the emergent world through twitter and knew they'd know.
So I sent out a little tweet and back came a 100 character message from the owner of a website that my FB friend linked to me at the same moment in a response to the same question. Virgil not only owns the site, but runs an emergent cohort in Dayton... like, up the freaking road from me! He and I got to emailing and the next thing you know, my paper on Genesis 3:16 from the Society for Biblical Literature is now posted to the site. I always wanted to share it here but it's too long for that. Now you can read the whole thing here:
All About Eve and Me: Genesis 3:16
I'll be attending that cohort on Saturday. If you're local and want to come, call me! (Hint: Margaret, Ed, Adam...)