I can't believe I didn't introduce myself or say the name of our book store. And I skipped the important stuff about civility and being ecumenical. Or the benefits of reading widely. Didn't mention Plato. I didn't cite the books from our review by Mouw or Walsh or McLaren, let alone John Piper or Bell's critics or the strengths of their arguments. I gave a shout out to the Nooma Trees.
I wish I would have said "creation-fall-redemption-restoration" but I wasn't thinking. I should have included something about Bell's very orthodox and serious Christology. I mentioned the restoring reign of God over all things. And that we have the book; I didn't mention the previously listed BookNotes blog special discount. (What kind of businessman am I?)
May Jesus Christ be praised, to the glory of the Father, in the power of the Spirit for the sake of the world.
Thanks Marissa. This is way cool for an old guy like me.