By now I’m sure you’ve all seen the two teasers for the new Star Wars movie and, more importantly, the fabulous new trailer that came out a few weeks ago. I trust most of you have felt the blend of nostalgia, childhood wonder, and excitement that the anticipation for this movie has elicited in me […]
About John Anthony Dunne
John is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of St Andrews working under Prof. NT Wright.
After submitting my PhD thesis a few weeks ago I was able to spend some time at the Swiss L’Abri as a guest lecturer. Everything about my experience there was wonderful and I thought I’d share a little bit about it. If you’re not familiar with L’Abri, which was founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer, […]
I am currently in the midst of that delightfully anti-climatic state of liminality that comes with submitting a PhD thesis. Of course, once you’re done with the thesis, you’re not actually done at all because you still have to defend it. And so, that means that I basically still need to be working on my […]
At long last the edited volume from the Harry Potter conference held at the University of St Andrews in 2012 is now in print and you can get your copy of Ravenclaw Reader here! The conference was a complete success, being one of the most enjoyable and stimulating academic settings I’ve ever been in. It […]
Just the other week I was walking around St Andrews and I bumped into a pastor friend here in town. We stopped to chat for a minute and he asked me what I think of P.O.D.’s new album. WHAT?! There’s a new album?? is what immediately went through my head. And so I ran back […]
Today is August 25th and that means that I am exactly one month away from submitting my PhD thesis. It’s a crazy feeling to be so close to finishing. It’s an even crazier feeling to consider all the work that I still want to do before I submit the thing! A friend recently told me […]
Welp, Aldon Smith got arrested again. And now he’s been cut from the San Francisco 49ers. If you haven’t been paying attention to the 49ers this offseason, you’ve missed a remarkably hellish nightmare for fans like me. And this is like the icing on the cake. Except the cake is serious rubbish and the icing […]
Thanks to Logan’s post a few weeks ago, I have been introduced to an absolutely fabulous worship band called Kings Kaleidoscope (hereafter KK). If you’ve never heard of them, go buy their album, Becoming Who We Are, right now. I did the very same thing after reading Logan’s review and I am so glad that […]
Jesus Mythicism—have you ever heard of it? It’s the idea that Jesus never existed. If it sounds like rubbish to you, that’s because it is. Until a few months ago I had never actually heard someone defend the position. I simply assumed that Jesus Mythicists were merely online trolls who lived under the fantastical bridges […]
This week I am putting the final touches on the first draft of my PhD thesis on suffering and eschatology in Galatians. I’m quite excited to be at this stage, but I know there’s still a lot of work to be done. Since my thesis is on Galatians I’m often thinking about the best way […]
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