The Week-est Link, July 4, 2008

1. The New York Times is chronicling the changes on American college campuses as professors whose careers began in the ’60s retire. Perhaps we’ll see more of an openness to conservatives in the future. One can hope so.

2. It’s Nadal-Federer in the Wimbledon final. How shocking.

3. Historical theologian (the best kind, natch) Carl Trueman of Westminster Seminary (a witty critical thinker) muses in a slightly edgy but perhaps needed fashion on the young, restless, reformed movement. By the way, have you bought the book? Weren’t you supposed to? Didn’t someone (ahem) recommend it?

4. It’s President Bush’s last fourth of July as president. I’m not sure why that’s especially significant for any of us, but I would wish everyone out there a happy fourth. Given that I missed my town’s parade earlier, I may just have to pop in a “Band of Brothers” episode here to honor those who secured our national security and happiness. Yes, this is rather postmodern; I do very much hope in the future to take my children to parades and to instill in them a proper love for country and appreciation–a deep appreciation–for veterans and soldiers. If you’re a veteran or a soldier and you’re reading this, please accept my heartfelt thanks.

On that note, enjoy the weekend, all.

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  • Al

    The parade was a bit smallish today! Nice weather though.

    Al

  • Pastor Michael

    I think the world of Carl Trueman, but when reading his concerns about the current reformed movement, I couldn’t help but think that all of his apprehensions apply equally to the original reformation.

    Personality driven?–How about Huss, Luther, and Calvin.

    Sense of belonging? Consider Calvin’s Geneva, or indeed the whole movement.

    These parallels don’t guarantee the longevity of the current resurgence, but they do offer a counter to predictions of its imminent demise.

    I do, however, feel sheepish disagreeing with such a great intellect and all around good guy as Trueman.