Archive for November, 2012

Worst Higher Education Values

November 29, 2012

Calculated by ROI; theology degrees are #5!

A Thanksgiving Prayer

November 23, 2012

I liked this one from Kierkegaard, so we used it. Much to be thankful for!

Life of Pi

November 22, 2012

The movie is out, though I haven’t seen it (yet, I hope). But I enjoyed the book immensely and this essay catches the gist of it (some spoiler action, so watch or read first if you care about that sort of thing). The last part of the book especially carries a special postmodern punch.

Free Textbooks

November 21, 2012

Back after a week of travel, and chatting with various friends in academics around the country, it’s obvious disruption is in full force. Here’s some textbook disruption. One simple example.

The Weekly Controversy

November 7, 2012

It always seems like something. This last week it has been Rachel Held Evans’ new book. I’ll just provide a roundup of some of the discussions. It began with this review of her book by Kathy Keller. A number of responses on the web; here’s an assortment.

Defenses:

Joseph Kelly defends Held.

Morgan Guyton suggests Kathy Keller missed some things.

Critiques:

Joe Carter criticizes dumb hermeneutics.

Douglas Wilson criticizes in his distinctive style.

 

Election Day Communion

November 6, 2012

A practice that might be worth widespread adoption.

What’s Voting For?

November 6, 2012

Peter Leithart makes some suggestions about voting. Worth considering on this election day.

Pastoral Translation

November 6, 2012

Every pastor a translator. We call this contextualization! Just covered this in class this week.

Religion and Business

November 6, 2012

A pointer to the religious liberty dimension of Obamacare and the election.

Obama’s faith

November 5, 2012

I did think this was an interesting thing to see as the election approaches. Perhaps there is something going on we should be glad for, regardless of our thoughts about politics (which I will be glad to banish soon!).