Weekly Meanderings, 27 June 2015

A morning coffee to you. The bee highway: The city of Oslo now has what it’s calling a bee highway — a path of flowering plants designed to keep bees well-fed as they pass through the urban area. Supporters hope that initiatives like this one can help protect bees — one third of Norway’s native bee species are [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 20 June 2015

Aloha from Honolulu! (Actually, we arrive home Saturday from two wonderful weeks of teaching at Pacific Rim Christian University.) In the middle of which we met many new friends, including Joe and Jennifer Jung — Joe is a real Hawaii Five-O part of the HPD and Jennifer works with immigration. They took us out for [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 13 June 2015

We’ve had an amazing week here in Honolulu teaching at Pacific Rim Christian University, with a huge big thanks to Stephen Stinton for being my TA while we are here, and here’s a picture Kris took when we had lunch in Waikiki at Rum Fire with Daniel Pak. We are looking forward to our second [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 6 June 2015

In our year of much travel… Kris and I on our way to Honolulu where I will be teaching “voyagers” the next weeks at Pacific Rim Christian University. Bless her heart! By Peter Holley: A vintage Apple I computer, one of only about 200 first-generation desktop computers built by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings 30 May 2015

Arrivederci Assisi! Good students: BETHLEHEM, N.H. —The graduating class at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem made a heartfelt decision to give the money raised for their senior class trip to the school’s principal, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Principal Courtney Vashaw said they work hard to teach the students about caring for others [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 23 May 2015

James Ernest to Eerdmans to succeed Jon Pott: Eerdmans announced today that it has hired James Ernest as Editor in Chief. He will also join the Board of Directors as a Vice President. Ernest brings to Eerdmans more than two decades of experience in acquiring and editing academic books in biblical studies and related fields, [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 16 May 2015

Hello from Assisi, our home for a few weeks while I’m working on a writing project on sabbatical. [Image] I can think of no place on earth where I’d rather spend free blocks of time for reading, praying, and pondering great texts of the New Testament. My project this sabbatical has focused on Colossians — [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 9 May 2015

One of my favorite places to get to teach: Pepperdine Bible lectures. Awesome location and even greater people. For all the bearded folks, a funny story about beard hygiene: (NEWSER) – Beard hygiene is important unless you want to have the equivalent of a dirty toilet seat growing out of your face, according to a [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 2 May 2015

Great story by Brian Hamilton about Austin Hatch: Austin Hatch closed his regular playing career on Monday, going from a rising sophomore guard to a role as an undergraduate student assistant with theMichigan basketball program via a medical scholarship. Somehow this seems trifling, like a decision to switch shirts in the morning or to buy a different [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 25 April 2015

Men vs. women on friends or one friend, by A. Pawlowski: When things get tough, do you turn to your BFF or a coalition of buddies for emotional support? Making friends is a crucial part of the human experience, but just like many aspects of life, it turns out men and women have distinct preferences [Read More...]