Here… • What’s the greatest Christian book of all time? Cast your vote today. • Why Augustine of Hippo might be a useful model for Pope Francis. (But if you’re more interested in the new pope’s namesake, stop by Salem Covenant Church for adult Sunday School next month.) • The narcissism of “spiritual, but not … More That Was The Week That Was
When Marquette pulled out a last-second win over Davidson and Butler turned back a late Bucknell rally, I lost two of the upsets I’d predicted in my NCAA men’s basketball bracket. (And I clearly should have had more faith in my graduate alma mater’s conference!) Adding more evidence to counter the notion that human beings … More March Madness: The Best Christian Book of All Time?
Courtesy of three of my colleagues at Bethel University’s Department of History… We’ve been taking turns posting our summer reading lists at the department blog, AC 2nd. I’ve already posted my list on this blog as well; now here are a few of the titles listed by my more widely-read colleagues G.W. Carlson (GWC), AnneMarie … More Some (Mid)Summer Reading Suggestions
Aside from a post occasioned by the convergence of college commencement and a hole in the lectionary for Pentecost and the announcement of the newest issue of Christian History magazine, I was on break from active blogging during the past week. But grading is submitted, summer has officially started, and plenty of other writers were more than … More That Was The Week That Was
Here • My unplugged concert for student teaching assistants in Bethel’s Western Civ course, caught on film by my trusty friend Sam. • Jazz, Nazi-style. • The third and final part of my series recasting church history as family history looked at the disenchanting process of engaging in remembrance. • My students and I had … More That Was The Week That Was
As this gets posted, I’ll be driving north from the Twin Cities to McGregor, MN, where I’m giving a series of talks as part of our church’s annual “family camp” at Covenant Pines. (I’ll post an outline next week.) Preparing for those talks left me with less blogging time than usual this past week, so … More That Was The Week That Was