Monthly Archives: July 2006

Monads for Jesus

In my on-going (some might uncharitably say “obsessive”) concern to articulate the ways that faith and culture, reflective theology and daily life interact, I’m working out some premises of which I’ll try to persuade my students this fall. This morning’s … Continue reading

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Doesn’t Look A Day Over. . .

A very happy birthday to Doc, a sweet guy as well as being one of the most insightful denizens of the internet.

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Beauty, Kitsch, and Theology

Beauty, truth, excellence are hard; they cut through encrusted bullshit. And if you open your heart to beauty, truth, and excellence, they will not let you off the hook. They will haunt, afflict, beset you. One of the pernicious dimensions … Continue reading

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Runs In the Family

I don’now if I’d have predicted it, but Jennifer is the next one in the family (after Si and me) to put pixels to blog, with a guest blog column in Guernica, calling attention to the case of Ehren K. … Continue reading

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Emptier Nest

Margaret and Pippa took off this morning for their summer vacation with east-coast family, from which Margaret will fly directly south to begin her next academic year at Duke. Si will be home with me for a few more weeks, … Continue reading

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Scholars and Oracles

As Margaret and I batted ideas around this past weekend, we noted again that so many people show a proclivity to accept claims on the basis of a speaker’s authority, without qualification. We were thinking of a scholar we know … Continue reading

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Rolls Eyes, Gulps

Somehow, I have lost about a week of work on my James manuscript. I can’t find the relevant file anywhere on my main drive, on my backup drive, in any way, shape, or form. My best guess is that Microsoft … Continue reading

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Lend Them Your Ears

Margaret and I had one of our insta-vacations this past weekend (only one day, sadly, but a change is almost as good as a rest, or something) — so I have all sorts of ideas percolating behind my glasses. Rather … Continue reading

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Happy Approximate Birthday

About six years ago, give or take a few days, Beatrice was born. Nine or eleven weeks later, Margaret brought her home. Yesterday was something vaguely like her sixth birthday. She has aged a little, but has not lost her … Continue reading

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Stromateis Update

David Knight: friend, Seabury alum, Katrina survivor, and deputy to General Convention reflects on the Episcopal General Convention 2006 in two posts. Thomas Knoll writes to ask, “How many students would you need to make it worth your time to … Continue reading

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Top 100?

I’m a dreadful old curmudgeon about “top music” lists; I (naturally) prefer music I know well to music that I haven’t heard often enough to appreciate, and I don’t listen to very much brand-new music these days (and never quite … Continue reading

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Eschatekklesia

This morning ends the Ekklesia Project gathering for the year, with Joel Shuman speaking with us about the benefit of reading Dante’s Divine Comedy for imagining the Kingdom of God. By reading the poem in its entirety, Joel learned to … Continue reading

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