“By the sweat of your face you will eat bread, until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust. And to dust you will return” (Genesis 3.19). Ever since then, humanity has been faced with a choice regarding this decree: either ignore it, avoid it, and live […]
I received this invite for a cool conference opportunity from my friend Andrew: Good morning, and greetings from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC! I hope you are doing well. We at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary are pleased to announce the 2016 SEBTS PhD Symposium Competition on A Theology of Faith, Work, and […]
Here at The Two Cities, a couple bloggers have engaged their past selves in various regards, whether it be their former eschatology or their 15-year old self. When I was 17, I started to write a few chord progressions and corresponding melodies that eventually, after a 3-year process of revision and re-revision, became a song I finally […]
I once attended a funeral for a man (lets call him “Joe-Bob”) who was renowned in our little town in South Dakota for his regular place at the local bar. It was a unique affair with testimonials that praised Joe-Bob’s happy outlook on life, his ability to hold his alcohol, and his consistent appearance at […]
Donald Trump addressed a mandatory convocation at Liberty University this week, and the internet has been abuzz. The “big news”? Trump said “Two Corinthians” instead of “Second Corinthians”, seemingly revealing his true biblical illiteracy. Little attention has been paid, at least as far as Twitter is concerned, about the content of his quotation, or the […]
2015 was a strange year for the world. Historic court decisions in the US, riots and political uprisings throughout the world, Wars, terrorism, political civil wars, and terrible tragedies. It seems that the world as we know is crumbling around us. The new year didn’t bring anything that new, but simply a pause to our […]
I am pleased to say that my newest article has just appeared in the latest issue of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal—the only academic journal devoted exclusively to the life and work of C. S. Lewis. My article is on C. S. Lewis’ (arguably) greatest work of fiction, Till We Have Faces, and looks […]
I first received the news of Howard Marshall, one of the most influential New Testament scholars in the world, passing away late Saturday night. Several blog posts are cropping up containing tributes and summaries of his life and work. In this blog post, I thought I might add a few personal notes about my experience […]
An unnamed student walks into a mathematics class. This is the discussion that ensues: Teacher: “One plus one . . .” Student: “Two.” Teacher: “Incorrect.” Simon: “Multiculturalism.” Teacher: “Well done, Simon! What is three times three?” Student: “Nine?” Teacher: “Wrong. Yes Penelope?” Penelope: “Gender equality.” Teacher: “Very good Penelope.” Student: “Is this a joke?” Penelope: “Do you think gender equality is a joke?” […]
Today would’ve been 75th birthday of Bruce Lee, the classic martial arts movie star who had a degree in philosophy from the University of Washington, Seattle. Having just read some things about Bruce Lee on the internet today, in addition to a whole bunch of Martin Heidegger recently, I couldn’t help but compare many of Bruce Lee’s philosophical musings […]
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