Weekly Meanderings, 22 August 2015

Church in the trees or church of the trees? Image credit. I read this week a leader or two who were critical of the women who qualified as Rangers, and was frankly a combination of amazement and disgusted. They made it on their own, and I wanted to ask the critics to prove they could [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings, 8 August 2015

Is the decade of the City? Mexico’s largest mural: Image PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) — A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people’s homes. Literally. A group of artists known as the Germ Collective have spent 14 months turning the hillside neighborhood of Las Palmitas into a giant, colorful mural in an effort [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings, 1 August 2015

Moriah Balingit, on teaching: McGranaghan now teaches environmental science at Loudoun Valley High School, and his un­or­tho­dox class gets his teen students into the wild as much as possible. They take field trips in canoes and hike to the woods nearby to study trees and wildlife. Students even suit up in galoshes to wade into [Read More…]

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…]