Monthly Archives: August 2012

Chronological or Canonical?

Interesting post over at Reading Acts on Reading the New Testament: Chronological or Canonical?, engaging with an article by Marcus Borg on the subject. Certainly I grew up believing that the canonical order was pretty much chronological, because it’s chronological … Continue reading

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Calling All Preachers

If you are a current or former pastor, preacher, or minister in any Christian tradition, would you please consider responding to this ten-question survey? Responses received by Monday, 27 August Thursday, 30 August will be most helpful as I’ll be … Continue reading

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Those -oo Verbs

In his commentary on The Thought of St. Paul, Roman Catholic scholar William Most makes an etymological argument against the traditional Protestant understanding that the verb dikaioo has a strictly declarative meaning that God pronounces a person innocent: Read the … Continue reading

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Bible Storytelling Camp!

I spent most of last week at the 2012 Festival Gathering of the Network of Biblical Storytellers (NBS). Part professional conference, part storytelling fest, this four-day event was held at a Christian conference center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of … Continue reading

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Choosing a Pastor-President

Interesting guest post by Barton Price over at Religion in American History a couple weeks ago on Choosing a Pastor-President. His analysis looks at the role of President both currently and in historical perspective, and points out interesting comparisons between … Continue reading

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Revival of the York Mystery Plays

I was excited to see this story at BBC News about a “revamped” revival of the medieval mystery plays in York, England. I got a feeling for these plays in a series of mystery novels by Margaret Frazer set in … Continue reading

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Women’s Work « WIT

erinkidd makes this excellent point, among others about the relationship between the individual and the community in liberal and feminist thought, in her post on Women’s Work over at WIT: Pregnancy and the first months of child-rearing are treated as … Continue reading

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This is how it’s done.

The science fiction fandom portion of the blogosphere has been in tumult for the past couple of weeks over an event that occurred at Readercon, a Boston-area science fiction convention. Essentially what happened was that a woman was publicly and … Continue reading

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Attitudes towards Cars

Finally, what’s a “Calvinist attitude towards cars”? If you mean I think cars don’t have free will, you’re right. Now you’ve done it… An Augustinian attitude towards cars: Cars are a damned mass of perdition. A Lutheran attitude towards cars: … Continue reading

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Sisters of Sinai « BLT

Check out this fascinating post by my BLT co-blogger Suzanne McCarthy about the book The Sisters of Sinai, the story of two nineteenth-century women scholars (Agnes Smith Lewis and her twin, Margaret Smith Gibson) who pioneered modern methods of biblical … Continue reading

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