What’s in that monkey’s mind? (Photo in search of caption)

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Books To Come … (RJS)

As we look ahead to the summer … I have several books on my desk, and plan to post on them over the next few months. If you have particular interests you may wish to get a hold of one or more. Suggestions for other books are welcome as well – use the comment section [Read More...]

Arguments against PowerPoint #1

I have never learned how to do PowerPoint. Not sure what you think of PowerPoint, but here’s the number one reason why not to use PowerPoint (click on it to make it larger). NYTimes has this article, from which location this image comes… What are you reasons? What are the basic guidelines for using PowerPoint? [Read More...]

On Changing Culture 9

This book is now getting to the nittty gritty of a genuine 4th Way proposal: James Davison Hunter, in his new book, (To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World ), makes a proposal and I would call it a quietistic form of anabaptism or a quietism. [Read More...]

Ireland in June

Kris and I will be in Ireland — both Dublin and Belfast — this June. I’ll be speaking at Irish Bible Institute in Dublin and doing their 2010 Summer Institute. Here’s the official brochure. [Read more...]

Our Common Prayerbook 9-10: 2

Psalms 9–10, which we are examining together, weave in and out of personal request and reflection on God’s faithful, if at God’s own timing, ways in this world.  Seemingly out of the blue the psalmist, in 9:13 to a request: David has committed himself to praising God; he has pondered the faithful ways of God; [Read More...]

The Challenge of Adam 9 (RJS)

Today I wrap up this series on David N. Livingstone’s book, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. In Chapter 9, Dimensions: concluding reflections, Livingstone ties together several themes running through his book. For our purposes today I would like to consider one of these – concordism and the role of concordism [Read More...]

On Changing Culture 8

This book is now getting to the nittty gritty of a genuine 4th Way proposal: James Davison Hunter, in his new book, (To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World ), makes a proposal that is a 4th Way: It’s about faithful presence. Each of the other [Read More...]

Chaplain at Gitmo

Timothy Dalrymple interviewed a chaplain at Gitmo. The full interview can be read here, but here is one clip: What are the faith-related issues that Christian guards at Gitmo typically wrestle with?  Sailors wrestle the most with how they can be good spouses and parents when they are so far away from their families at [Read More...]

Our Common Prayerbook 9-10: 1

Psalms 9 and 10 are probably originally a single psalm (both Goldingay and Alter agree): Our companion is John Goldingay’s commentary (Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) and Robert Alter, The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary . The reason we say this is because the first [Read More...]


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