Seriously, this is the last time I am going to bring this up, but the questions surrounding Ed Dobson’s year of living like Jesus made the lead story in the Grand Rapids Press this morning. You can access an online version of the article here: http://www.mlive.com/living/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/01/ed_dobsons_walk_with_jesus_lea.html.
I am quoted near the end of the print article (apparently blogs are public things that newspapers access for information). Given that the article is about Ed’s attempt to live like Jesus, it is ironic that the author included the subtitle of my book, “Why Living Like Jesus Is Not Enough.” I certainly didn’t have “living like a first century ethnic Jew” in mind when I came up with that subtitle, but perhaps this is what postmoderns mean when they say that the meaning of a text changes according to its context.
The juxtaposition of my subtitle with Ed’s journey made me laugh, until I realized that I am now living proof for the reader-response theory. Makes me want to turn in my union card (yes, every worker in Michigan belongs to a union; thanks for the bailout!).