Monthly Archives: June 2009

More Link Dump

It’s easier to point to other pages than to write out thoughtful (or facile) blog entries, so because today is Packing Day — in which the professional packers come to finish off what Margaret, Jennifer, and Pippa have not already … Continue reading

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Tab Clearing

The Rev. Jim Adams points to Sam Rocha’s series on Jean-Luc Marion’s God Without Being.   Mark points to a guide for Delivering a Presentation Like Steve Jobs.   Most interestingly of all, Mark Brown (founder of the Anglican cathedral … Continue reading

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If It’s Saturday This Must Be Chaos

I don’t have time to go over the past few days in detail, but I’m back in Durham, where the family is packing up our temporal goods to go into storage, and thence to begin our Summer Of Transformation. I … Continue reading

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En Passant

Lest anyone suspect that I’ve gone hiking with Mark Sanford: that’s a good guess, but not exactly correct. Of the last few days when I wasn’t blogging, I spent some time fretting and editing and daydreaming and pondering my presentation … Continue reading

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Knowing With Your Body

I like the article I posted yesterday, but even though it points to ways that we communicate and interpret Scripture non-verbally, it remains a predominantly cognitive, abstract exercise. This afternoon I delighted to read Dave Rogers’ account of training for … Continue reading

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Good Night

    Checkers: an honored friend, protecting Gretchen Good guy Our hearts are with you, Steve, Sage, and Gretchen      

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Interpreting the Bible in a Sea of Signs

Late draft for an article published in the Yale Divinity School alumni/ae magazine Reflections, Spring 2008, pages 53-57. I reckon this draft differs from the final copy in some respects, but the differences should be slight.     I came … Continue reading

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Well, Look At That

I was skimming the Yale Divinity School newsletter for alums, and came across a long list of awards that the Associated Church Press had bestowed upon YDS publications. Toward the end of that litany I learned that my article “Reading … Continue reading

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What Makes Exegetical Research Hard?

[Part Five of this series: one, two, three, four]   Granted, then, that the practice of exegesis is complicated by confusions concerning what the term itself names, concerning the expectations that readers bring to exegesis, concerning the genres in which … Continue reading

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Introibo

You aren’t a believer, are you? Haines asked. I mean, a believer in the narrow sense of the word. Creation from nothing and miracles and a personal God.   There’s only one sense of the word, it seems to me, … Continue reading

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Seth Godin Catches Up

Seth Godin has a very-perceptive analysis of the future of textbooks in an era of digitally-mediated, open-access scholarship. His vision of textbooks that comprise a selection of chapters and mini-essays rings quite true, and affords some advantages even he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Other Side

I’m coming down from the wedding euphoria these days; the astringent sting of all the upcoming challenges will do that to you. In the next three weeks, all of our worldly possessions will be packed up and most will be … Continue reading

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