Monthly Archives: February 2015

Happy Birthday, Paul Ricoeur

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Upcoming Lecture: “The Chess King of the Sciences?”

Academic study of the Bible and theology used to be regarded as “the queen of the sciences.” The area of biblical studies has evolved into a derivative enterprise, relying heavily on insights from other disciplines. Continue reading

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Links: 20 February 2015

Three interesting articles this week on Islam and ISIS (best read in order): Faulted for Avoiding ‘Islamic’ Labels to Describe Terrorism, White House Cites a Strategic Logic – What ISIS Really Wants – The Atlantic. ISIS isn’t medieval: Its … Continue reading

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Links: 13 February 2015

ISIS drives displaced refugees to Christ. A Future and a Hope: Mission, Theological Education, and the Transformation of Post-Soviet Society, by Joshua T. Searle, Mykhailo N. Cherenkov. A very intriguing book. My recent post about “heresies” was partly inspired by … Continue reading

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Choose Your Heresies Carefully

What is it that draws an individual to skepticism on the one hand, and yet makes him/her completely susceptible to the conventional wisdom on the other hand? Continue reading

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Ευτυχισμένη ημέρα Εβδομήκοντα

It’s a day late, but it should be said anyway: Ευτυχισμένη ημέρα Εβδομήκοντα! (Happy International Septuagint Day!)

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Links: 8 February 2015

This is why I don’t recycle plastic and glass, and refer to recycling as “expensive trash”: Recycling: Can It Be Wrong, When It Feels So Right? Town of Cable is a quirky Wisconsin getaway with a giant race. Cable, WI, was … Continue reading

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