By Kim Fabricius Have you read True History of the Kelly Gang, the Booker Prize-winning novel by Peter Carey? It’s about the eponymous Ned Kelly, a sort of Robin Hood figure in the turn of the 19th century Australian outback. It’s a dazzling read. Not only because of perennial themes wonderfully, comically, tragically …read more
Monthly Archives: September 2015
By Marlowe Fred Clark of Slacktivist posted recently about the political situation in Jerusalem, comparing it to his own experiences there in 1990. It’s a terrifically interested post, as his posts tend to be, but I wanted to make note of an anecdote he tells at the beginning.
According to his tour guide …read more
By Henry Neufeld (This continues a series that started here, and continues with part 2 and part 3.)
Dave’s first mark of a New Testament church is evangelistic preaching. (Book: Seven Marks of a New Testament Church.) I’m a member of a church that’s part of a mainline denomination. I’m a mainliner. In general, …read more
By James Pate John C. Peckham. The Love of God: A Canonical Model. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015. See here to purchase the book. John C. Peckham teaches theology and Christian philosophy at Andrews University, which is a Seventh-Day Adventist university. His book, The Love of God: A Canonical Model, is …read more
An appeal, partly based on the Didascalia apostolorum, for the ordination (again?) of women as deacons in the Roman Catholic Church
By Alistair C. Stewart I note with interest the letter of the Wijngaards Theological Institute to the Bishop of Rome appealing for the ordination of women as deacons in the Roman Church. http://www.wijngaardsinstitute.com/documented-appeal-reinstatement-ordained-women-deacons/
As an Anglican it would be entirely inappropriate publically to comment on what is an internal matter for the Roman church, and …read more
By Alistair C. Stewart Also from the Wiingaards site note http://www.womenpriests.org/theology/casey_02.asp. I would not like to comment at present on the author’s argument that the fourth century rediscovery of the eucharist as sacrifice ” saw a subtle transformation in the Church’s eschatological imagination in which the expectation of the coming reign of God was …read more
By ZA Blog Did you know Zondervan Academic partners with colleges, universities, and seminaries to recognize students for outstanding achievement in the study of biblical Greek?
To find out how your school can participate in the Zondervan Biblical Greek Award program, please contact Joshua Kessler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
And please join us in congratulating the 2014-2015 winners.
Biblical …read more
By abramkj Logitech makes an amazingly good external keyboard, the K811, which I reviewed here. At the time I noted:
It would be nice if the keyboard came with a carrying case or simple sleeve, though–you’ll have to figure that one out on your own.
And, boy, did I figure it out! Turns out …read more
By Alistair C. Stewart The following dialogue is redacted from an ongoing correspondence. It may yet be extended. Hopefully it is of interest to an audience beyond the participants.
Daniel Vaucher: a keen graduate student
Alistair C. Stewart: a grizzled old hack
The dialogue takes place somewhere in cyberspace… over the Alps
DV: Let me please introduce myself. …read more
By mattsheedy In this past Monday’s post, Joseph Laycock discusses the Ahmed Mohamed affair–the 14-year old Texas boy arrested for bringing a clock to school, mistaken for a bomb, despite a clear lack of evidence–and asks whether it is “necessary to believe in a threat to take action against it?”Here Laycock suggests …read more
By Timothy Thanks again to Chris for this wonderful guest post.If you pray the Liturgy of the Hours, you may be interested in a new resource for use with the expanded two-year cycle of the Office of Readings.Coming out of Vatican II, Sacrosanctum concilium took the first steps toward restoring the Divine …read more