Archives for Jun 5, 2013 @ 16:32

Trigg’s Theory for Doing Good

From WaPo: Jason Trigg went into finance because he is after money — as much as he can earn. The 25-year-old certainly had other career options. An MIT computer science graduate, he could be writing software for the next tech giant. Or he might have gone into academia in computing or applied math or even [Read More…]

Dallas Willard’s Grand-daughter

From Larissa Wheatley, Dallas Willard’s grand-daughter at the funeral …  just a clip, so click on the link and read the whole thing at the High Calling: I always wanted that voice to teach me at USC. And I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately and how that isn’t going to happen. But I [Read More…]

Mauro Perani’s Find

From Bib Arch, by Noah Wiener, about the find of Mauro Perani: Italian scholar Mauro Perani recently discovered what he believes to be the oldest complete Torah scroll. The recently-dated Sefer Torah—a handwritten Torah scroll containing the full texts of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy—was written between 1155 and 1225 C.E. The monumental value [Read More…]

The Question for Churches

From Laura Ortberg Turner: Women make up only 10 percent of senior pastors and are paid less than their male counterparts, according to a 2009 Barna study. The figures are even lower among evangelical churches. At a time when women are making great strides in other areas—advancing in higher education, heading up a record number of [Read More…]

The Political Theologian

The theologian who has perhaps most shaped political theology in the world most, or at least European and North American political theology, is Germany’s Jürgen Moltmann. I have recently been reading biographies of theologians and scholars, including that of Charles Hodge, Rudolf Bultmann, and Karl Barth. Moltmann, however, tells his own story (A Broad Place: [Read More…]

A More Common Kind of Leader

What comes to mind when you hear the word “leader”? [Go ahead, speak up and write up your response. Add to the list in the Comments if you think it helpful for us.] I suspect what doesn’t come to mind is “Myrtle,” and now I’m being sneaky because Myrtle isn’t a name you know about [Read More…]