…or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere.
So, I'm stuck in NJ while the wife and kids have flown to MO. Why, you may ask? Because the company I reserved a moving truck with a month ago was unable to provide the equipment. Suffice it to say that I may well provide a post in the future about which rental company NOT to use - that depends on whether they make it worth my while not to. Cross your fingers.
In any case, this leaves me with time to write a link round-up. Here you go, in no particular order:
- "The real impasse in the debate over Rob Bell" - David Congdon weighs in, highlighting the way these debates are artificially framed in terms of calvinism and arminianism.
- "Doodlings Redivivus" - Kim Fabricius is back at it: "Is it surprising that so many American Christians are obsessed with hell when mass incarceration and capital punishment are the way the nation does justice?"
- "No Endnotes, Please!" - Michael Gibson pleas with publishers to abolish the endnote. I'll sign that petition.
- "Jesus Keeps His Promise" - A Pentecost sermon on Acts 2.1-12 by Jason Ingalls.
- "Ruminations on Burnout" - Richard Floyd on whether the term "work" is appropriately applied to pastoral minister.
- "Upcoming Books, part 1" - More from Michael Gibson, this time listing books who's publication in the Fall he is excited about.
- "On catechesis and catastrophe" - For Ben Myers, the church is all too often like an irresponsible state bureaucrat...
- "The Evolution of Academic Freedom" - A look at the academic life-cycle.
- "The Master’s as the New Bachelor’s" - Forget about grade inflation, we've reached the category of degree inflation.
- "Read Ahead To Get Ahead? Not So Fast." - Tempted to read ahead in a course, or have bright students who tend to do this? It probably isn't helping you / them learn. Why? Because they are engaging with texts before being equipped to do so, and they are unable to engage as deeply with those texts in the classroom because by then it might have been months since they were read. Take my word for it, which is based on personal experience - try to avoid working too far ahead.
- "The Shame of Calvin College" - Looks like the administration at Calvin College is up to some shenanigans. All I know about this is what you can find at the link, but I can't help but feel that Calvin is dismissing a professor for being supralapsarian - even though the synod of Dordt established both infralapsarianism and supralapsarianism as "orthodox" options.
- "Your Employer Knows Everything" - Look out for corporate / institutional Big Brother.
- "From Technologist to Philosopher: Why you should quit your technology job and get a Ph.D. in the humanities" - The title says it all.
- "Mountain Dew, Doritos and the Lord’s Supper"
- "Calvin on Theology and Taverns"
- "What does "Perichoresis" mean?"