Bo Lim is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University. He teaches and writes on the topics of OT prophetic literature, theological interpretation, Asian American biblical hermeneutics, and exile and migration. His publications include a commentary on “Hosea” (Eerdmans) and an essay in the “T&T Clark Handbook to Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics”. He enjoys running, biking, and competing in triathlons.
I live a 15 minute drive from Life Care Center in Kirkland, WA, a nursing home where 81 of its 120 residents tested positive for COVID-19 and 35 people died.
The church father Tertullian’s question, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” has long challenged theologians to interrogate the relationship between theology (Jerusalem) and Western philosophy (Athens). By reframing the question to, “What has Jerusalem to do with Beijing?” the theologian K. K. Yeo frames Asia as the primary context for doing theology rather than the West.
Endo, Bonhoeffer, King. The teachings of these three Christian leaders swirled in my mind over the weekend.