My Back Pages.

I’m JT. This is a site where I write about Jesus Christ, the Bible, the Church, and things that are related to Jesus Christ and the Bible and the Church. To my mind, there are no unifying topics beyond those three broad categories, so in the menu above you can pick your size: anything under 850 words is filed under small, anything between 850-2500 is a medium, and anything over 2501 words is a large.

The blog has been through a few names. Once it was called ‘Exegetical Pharisees’, which I thought was a very clever reference to a Don Carson book. I was going to write about exegesis and set my corner of the church right in its occasionally overly-narrow biblical interpretation.

Then is was called ‘Creed Thoughts’, which was a less clever reference to the US version of the Office. I wouldn’t blog about the creeds as such, but I hoped I would write things that anyone who believed the creeds might enjoy.

Now it’s called ‘My Back Pages’, which is a reference to a Bob Dylan song about how sometimes we have such high hopes when we’re young and think we know everything, but then we find that the more we know, the more we know we don’t know. So please, dear reader, take anything you find here in that spirit. Feel free to get in touch about anything here — I’m happy to discuss, revise, and sharpen these thoughts.

Good and bad, I define these terms quite clear, no doubt, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then I’m younger than that now