…or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere.
Hang on, this is a long one. With my academic duties resuming next week, it may become more difficult to keep this segment regular and thereby cover all the good stuff out there. So I’ll see how much I can squeeze into this one.
Of course, we’ve had 4 posts here at DET since the last link post, and all of them are significant. First, we had a post from DET contributors Scott Rice and Matt Warren. They added to the reading guide series with their post, So, You Want to Read John Mackay? Then, just a few days ago, contributor Derek Maris posted about Moltmann's “Political Hermeneutics”. Finally, I posted two things. The first is a Defense of Theological Blogging and Belligerence wherein I attempt to stoke the theo-blogging fires for all of our continued betterment. The second is a brief post highlighting a Q&A session that David Congdon and I did with and for a particular Christian discussion community on Reddit. It was a lot of fun to do, and we got to well over 100 comments on the thread, so be sure to follow the links and check it out.
Alright, then, on to the rest of the links…
- The Theology Forum blog has a piece up from Myk Habets on Early Career Academic Publishing. The title is a little misleading because he addresses all career stages. While his estimates for productivity are a little on the high side (imho), his discussion is interesting and helpful in thinking through how to work out a research program, for instance. Check it out.
- I haven’t been able to write one of these lately without linking to Collin Cornell. This time it’s a sermon entitled Jesus and David: Promise and Mutuality (stated texts are: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Psalm 89:20-37, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56).
- Here is a NYTimes piece that came out after Michelle Bachman accused one of Hillary Clinton’s aid of being a mole for a radical Islamist group: The Divine Miss M. Here’s a tidbit:
“What I find most fascinating about Michele Bachmann — and there are many, many more where she came from — is that she presents herself as a godly woman, humbly devoted to her Christian faith. I’d like to meet that god, and I’d like to understand that Christianity. . . . Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate, and she has a deep satchel of stones to throw. From what kind of messiah did she learn that?”
- Kevin Davis has this posted: Mini-Review: An Introduction to Protestant Theology, Helmut Gollwitzer. I’ve actually been reading this book as well for a conference paper I need to write later in the Fall. It is definitely worth the time.
- Here are some reflections On Writing.
- The new Karl Barth website (I’m sure some of you have seen it; I think I linked it before, at least in part; it has lots of neat video clips) has a post up about the 43rd international Karl Barth conference in Leuenberg, Switzerland: Mission Impossible – Karl Barth’s church, mission and plurality of religions. It was written by Dieter Zellweger.
- The W&S editorial blog offers an interesting glimpse behind the curtain in Overlapping Publishing Models.
- Bobby Grow posts: Book Review, Christian Kettler’s: The Vicarious Humanity of Christ and the Reality of Salvation.
- Scott Jackson offers the following reflection on the nature of theology. Bonus points to Scott for opening with a quote from Marx: Onward and ... Onward.
- Darren Sumner with a bit of news: Book Announcement: John Webster’s The Domain of the Word.
- Here’s a piece from a friend of mines working in the Washington D.C. area and doing some good work in churches. It is a reflection on confessionalism and pietism: Presbyterian Confessionalism Today – and Tomorrow: The Barmen Declaration and a “New Pietism”.
- Roger Olson has a short series up on Horace Bushnell. Here’s a link to the first installment: Remembering the “Progressive Orthodoxy” of Horace Bushnell Part One
- Kim Fabricius gives us more doodlings: Doodlings: more mirth and mischief. Highlight from this set: “WWJD? The one-size-fits-all answer is: get himself into trouble.”
- Out of the deep goodness of his year, >Kim Fabricius decided that one set of doodlings was not enough for us to be getting on with. So: Little tiny doodlings. Highlight from this set: “How can quantum physicists be so goddamn sure about the Uncertainty Principle?”
- Finally, as I am wont to do, I leave you with a sermon from good friend of the blog Jason Ingalls, entitled Jesus Multiplies the Offering. The text is John 6:1-21.
Long enough? I think so. Next week I will once again begin earning my keep by attending altogether too many faculty orientation meetings, and preparing in earnest to meet a new crop of students on the field of bat…I mean, in the classroom, the following week. So, enjoy these links during the last few days of my (relative) freedom.