Recently Harry Potter fans celebrated the arrival of the “nineteen years later” day from the epilogue on September 1st, 2017. Here’s an interesting write-up about this momentous occasion. In case you don’t know, this is the day that Harry and Ginny sent their son Albus Severus off to Hogwarts, which can be found in the […]
About John Anthony Dunne
John holds a PhD from the University of St Andrews where he studied under Prof. N. T. Wright. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary (St. Paul, MN).
We’re so very excited to say that tomorrow marks the 6th Anniversary of The Two Cities blog! Many thanks to all of you who have read and engaged our blog posts over the years. It really means a lot to us and we’re looking forward to more of it. We’ve recently come off of a […]
Have you all seen the recent article by President Obama on CNN claiming that America will lead the way in putting humans on Mars? You can check it out here. Perhaps you’re also familiar with the privately funded expedition known as Mars One. Have you guys heard about this? A year ago I was following […]
Ten years ago this month (September) I first became a Calvinist. I’ve never discussed here at The Two Cities how I became a Calvinist so I thought I’d use this anniversary of sorts as an opportunity to reflect on that. It all happened at the beginning of my Sophomore year at BIOLA University. During my first year […]
I’ve always wondered what it means to be known. Last time I talked about how our desire to be known has to be rooted in God’s knowledge of us. I looked at the song “Goner” by twenty one pilots (the final track off of their album, Blurryface). I think Tyler Joseph says some interesting things […]
What does it mean to be known? I’ve been thinking a lot about how we all tend to project images of ourselves and how we all tend to create images of others. It’s something that compels me to get to know people on a more real basis, but it also compels me to be as […]
Okay, so I have not had nearly enough conversations about The Cursed Child. I really really need to vent about this story but I’ve just not had any opportunities. So instead of bottling it all up, I need to get a few more things off my chest about this story. A few weeks ago I […]
So yesterday I read through “the eighth story” of the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Since it has not been out for very long I will refrain from posting any considerable spoilers. Considering that this story is the script for a play that has been performed in London for several weeks […]
As part of my nostalgic reflections on the completion of my PhD, and the formal celebration of that a few weeks ago at my graduation, I’ve been thinking about the various trends and themes that characterized my time in Scotland. In particular, I was thinking about the bookends of my studies: how the beginning and […]
Two weeks ago today I graduated with my PhD from the University of St Andrews. Being back in St Andrews was a wonderful experience. It was great to be able to show my parents around for the first time. As I was retracing my steps and hitting up all of my favorite places around town […]
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