Just Asking

Is there a central source for (links to) good, clean, well-marked-up, sensibly-curated books for biblical studies and theology? Mark, is this something that NT Gateway (for instance) might host as a separate category?   I’ve been looking around for Kindle-ready books, and have found relatively few well-prepared public domain books in theology — odd, since…

Serving the Fruits of my Labours

An intense few weeks of lecturing, preaching, and giving presentations peaked with yesterday’s sermon at St Mary’s. I won’t have another extracurricular commitment until the weekend after next, at the Christian New Media conference (I’m appearing in one of the Theology sections, “Homo Connectivus,” but they astutely reckon that my name might scare registrants away,…

Will The Wild Ox Be Content To Serve You?

Yesterday morning dawned grey and wet, but nothing would obstruct Margaret’s and my making our way to Pollok Country Park. Why, you ask? (The very question betrays your ignorance of autumn in Glasgow, for everyone who’s anyone will have had this Saturday marked weeks ago.) It turns out that, when Margaret was stranded in Baltimore…

Parental Pride

You might doubt that I have any particular reason to pay attention to the autumn music program at Grace Church, Plains, Virginia — but (aha!) you’d be wrong. Three weeks ago, the concert series at Grace Church featured the Washington Symphonic Brass, and the programme for the night featured a Rondo for Brass and Organ,…

Pressure Building

Old co-conspirator Micah Jackson calls my attention to yet another “open textbook” column at Inside Higher Education, this one pointing to student demand for less expensive, more digital textbooks. And then, I hardly ever agree with Douglas Rushkoff, but here he too lends his testimony this favourite cause. Now that I’m done lecturing on church…