As things have turned out, this spring both Bethel University and its fellow evangelical university two miles down the road, the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, have been in the process of hiring ancient history professors. So since my friend and fellow department chair, Jonathan Den Hartog, used his blog to announce Northwestern’s hire of Prof. Jonathan … More Introducing My New Colleague in Ancient History and Digital Humanities
Here… • My colleague, friend, and mentor G.W. Carlson passed away on Friday morning. I expect that I’ll have more to say next week, but until then, here’s the tribute I wrote on the occasion of his retirement. • The behavior of the president of Mount St. Mary’s, a small Catholic university, got me to sign a … More That Was The Week That Was
First, if you haven’t yet had a chance to vote for The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education in the InterVarsity Press Readers’ Choice Awards, you can still cast your ballot today and tomorrow. Okay, back to the week that was… Here… • I responded to Oklahoma Wesleyan president Everett Piper’s widely circulated post on why the university is not … More That Was The Week That Was
It’s December 1st, time to share our annual round-up of historical works that have cracked various “Best Books of 2015” lists, for any reader who might be looking for gifts for the history buff in their life. (Key: G = The Guardian; NYT = New York Times; PW = Publishers Weekly; WP = Washington Post; Philip Ball, Invisible: … More The Top Histories of 2015?
Here… • I had to remind myself that there’s more to “Christian higher ed” than one organization wrestling with its membership criteria. • Former Eastern Mennonite and CCCU president Myron Augsburger spoke up. • Another distinguished Christian college figure reviewed our Pietism/higher ed book. • And I shared the surprising story of three Japanese-Americans who came … More That Was The Week That Was
Here… • I realized the nerdiest dream any Christian scholar could dream: being published in Books and Culture. • Is Lamentations one of the Bible’s “most neglected” books? What other texts are in that category? • As I inched closer to the beginning of the semester, I had much less to say about Christian higher ed per se… … More That Was The Week That Was
I don’t normally use The Pietist Schoolman for Bethel business, but this morning I’m going to pass along an announcement via our department blog: We’re happy to announce that we’ve begun a job search for the newest member of our faculty: a gifted, innovative teacher committed to the mission of Bethel and able to straddle the fields of ancient/medieval and digital … More Ancient-Digital: Announcing Our Department’s New Search
How important is St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo? Let’s put it this way… I don’t write and perform parody rap videos for just any theologian-philosopher: Six years later, that lyric and video don’t seem quite as awesome as they did in the moment. But I stand by this couplet as containing some of my finest … More Happy Birthday, Augustine of Hippo!
9/8/11 – On this week’s episode of CWC: The Radio Show… Sam, Sara, Amy, and I discuss the Minnesota State Fair, disrespect for crop and seed art, the opening week of the NFL season, electric lawnmowers, and why ancient Athens looms so large over Western philosophy. Get episodes here, or click on the logo on … More This Week on CWC: The Radio Show