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In Deuteronomy 3, Moses is allowed to view the Promised Land but not allowed to cross the River Jordan, being told by God that his descendants will eventually enter the land:
We live in a time when it is simply difficult to hear the voice of God. When teaching on prayer in my Theology courses, students will often mention that one of the largest hindrances to deep prayer is that they cannot hear or discern God’s voice. ”Why pray to silence?” is what they will intimate and that is a fair question indeed. As I have mentioned in the past few blog postings … There’s more to read here.
One of the challenges I face as a theologian working with educators in the public school system is helping teachers discover courage and hopefully a passion for engaging students in a life of the spirit as much as a life of the mind. This is no easy task. Teachers in elementary and secondary schools are under huge pressure to ‘teach for the test’ and constantly assessing students in ways that focus … There’s more to read here.
My goodness how time flies! Seems like yesterday that I started blogging on various topics and connected with many of you in this space to reflect on ways in which contemporary people were meaning sense of their lives in the high, low and middle brow culture. When I first started blogging in 2005, the medium was still in its infancy: people who grew up on TRS 80 (seen in the … There’s more to read here.
In my classes this week I have reflecting on the parable of the Good Samaritan and have to admit being a bit taken aback that what I am offering as a reading of the text seems foreign to students. As such, I thought I would put some of these thoughts out here in the Theology Kung Fu dojo and let you reflect on this reading.
This text beginning in verse … There’s more to read here.
I have the honor of being appointed to the Board of Directors for IMAGE journal – a quarterly literary journal the seeks the intersection of faith and the arts. Quite a gift to be part of this amazing and deeply thoughtful journal. While housed at Seattle Pacific, IMAGE is an independent literary journal that has published work from writers and artists such as Anne Lamott, Wim Wenders, Luci Shaw, Kathleen Norris, … There’s more to read here.
In a series of articles published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Thomas Benton (aka William Pannapacker, an associate professor of English at Hope College, a small Christian Reformed college in Holland, Michigan) has been raising a veritable army of angry adjuncts and underemployed PhDs through his revealing what he sees as “the Big Lie” of the academy – that universities are not telling the truth about employment prospects … There’s more to read here.
10 resolutions for ‘twenty-ten’ from ‘Freedom of the Self’ – make this decade selfless and self-full rather than selfish
In my new book – Freedom of the Self: Kenosis, Cultural Identity and Mission at the Crossroads – I outline an argument to move away from the posture of consumerism and into what I call “the Kenotic Self” based on Philippians 2:5-11. In the book I track the forgotten path of the Kenotic self in philosophy dating back to Aristotle and Augustine through to Derrida, Levinas and Jean-Luc Marion and … There’s more to read here.
I just finished teaching a 10 day intensive for Fuller Seminary on Christian Ethics. As an exercise in community, intensives have always felt like a parody in many ways – akin to the ‘new car smell’ that car companies spray into the seats of cars before they roll off the assembly line… smells real but is far from it. Granted, I know that teaching flexible format courses – online, distance … There’s more to read here.
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