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…]

Weekly Meanderings, 18 April 2015

Our daughter, Laura, taught Jewel Loyd in 1st grade, and this is one wonderful story about Jewel, Notre Dame basketball star and now headed to the WNBA: Image: Getty Images News flash! Jewel was the #1 pick in the WNBA draft — she goes to Seattle. She will be joined by UConn’s Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis. Days [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings, 11 April 2015

Folks,  I think this week marked 10 years of blogging at Jesus Creed! Woop, woop. Here was the first post, used without permission from the only one who can deny permission! In the last three or so years I have been struck, through my reading of the most influential writers on Christian spiritual formation, by [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings, 4 April 2015

The Arab Spring — not what we hoped, by Greg Bothelo: (CNN)It wasn’t supposed to turn out like this. The Arab Spring was supposed to bring peace, democracy and stability to not only the nations where it took root, but also others around it in the Middle East and North Africa. It was supposed to [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings, 28 March 2015

Has the sun set on Sunday School? Many a prayer has been said over the fate of the vaunted American institution, whose struggles cut across denominational lines. Between 1997 and 2004, churches lost tens of thousands of Sunday school programs, according to data from the Barna Group, and more recent studies show that enrollment has fallen [Read More…]