…or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere.
As always, the order of presentation is simply the order in which I found these various posts. Also, stay tuned to DET next week for a couple posts on pedagogy and theological education!
- “Collared Evangelism” - Jason Ingalls reflects on the perhaps counter-intuitive benefit of wearing a clerical collar. He has even set up a Facebook page to promote the practice and share stories.
- “Doodlings Done” - Kim Fabricius brings us another (final?) set of doodling. Here is a highlight: “In the archetypal conversion story, the cry is “Once I was blind, but now I see!” Funny, Saul’s experience was just the opposite.”
- “Dogmatics in Dialogue” - Kait Dugan writes on the importance of the doctrine of revelation, and of Karl Barth’s insights on the topic.
- “How to Avoid a Gendered Conference” - The writers of the “Feminist Philosophers” blog give some very good practical / concrete advice on how to bring more demographic balance to academic conferences. Much of their advice applies to any minority group by extension. A helpful read, indeed.
- “The New Fundamentalism” - Roger Olson distinguishes between the fundamentalist movement and ethos, and discusses how the latter has been infiltrating evangelicalism over the past decades. This is a helpful and illuminating analysis, a must-read for anyone who cares about evangelicalism.
- “18 Theses on Eschatology” - The title pretty much sums things up. Definitely worth a look.
- “Theologia Crucis” - More from Kait Dugan. This time she gives us more personal reflections about her developing understanding of this subject.
- “To the young women of the church we say: carry forward the cause of gospel feminism” - In response to some recent goings on in the Roman Catholic world, wherein - as far as I can tell - the powers that be continue on their quest to alienate a vital part of their constituency, the Women-In-Theology blog gives us access to the Madeleva Manifesto, written by 16 feminist theologians in 2000
- “Living Water” - A sermon from Jason Ingalls on John 4.5-42.
- “What Are We Doing In Libya?” - More excellent food for thought from the Women-In-Theology blog. Here is the powerfully written conclusion: "Why do we think our responsibility to protect potential victims of a dictator to be so much greater than our ability to protect children from starvation? Why is it, that, when somebody is a victim of a dictator the United States doesn’t like, she is a “civilian;” when she is an Afghan child killed by a U.S. missile, she is “collateral damage,” and when she is an Indian or African child dying of starvation, she is nothing to us at all?"
- “Evangelical Calvinism Book” - Robert Grow and Myk Habets have been hard at work putting together a volume of essays on Evangelical Calvinism. They are nearing the finish line, and Robert has posted the table of contents. Be sure to take a look.
If all this isn't enough to keep you busy, read the blog coverage of the 2011 Warfield Lectures, delivered by David Kelsey.