Archives for Jul 2, 2014 @ 12:29

New Professor in Aberdeen

Source: The University of Aberdeen’s department of Divinity and Religious Studies has appointed a leading professor to strengthen its position as a premier centre for world class research in Theological Ethics. The University is delighted to announce the appointment of Stanley Hauerwas to a Chair in Theological Ethics. Professor Hauerwas will take up his part-time post within [Read More…]

Let the Teens Sleep

By Anne Miller: Teens: They sleep too much and make poor decisions. Amirite? Maybe not. Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that getting enough sleep — eight hours on average — benefits American teenagers in a host of ways, from boosting grades to literally keeping them alive They tracked 9,000 students at eight high schools across several Western [Read More…]

The Nature of Final Destiny

In our series on the exceptional anthology, Rethinking Hell: Readings in Evangelical Conditionalism (ed. C.M. Date, G.G. Stump, J.W. Anderson), we turn now to one of the quieter but influential thinkers on the topic, Stephen Travis. I met Stephen in 1982 in Cambridge England and have both admired and read his work since those days. His [Read More…]

The Giant Hole in Cynicism, by Jonathan Storment

[There is] a radical difference between cynicism and joy. Cynics seek darkness wherever they go. They point always to approaching dangers, impure motives, and hidden schemes. They call trust naive, care romantic, and forgiveness sentimental…They consider themselves realists who see reality for what it truly is and who are not deceived by “escapist emotions.” But [Read More…]