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  • Vision

    Expanding My Vision

    I’m realizing how narrow my vision is. I get so busy in seeing the urgent problems in front of me, that I forget to step back and see the bigger picture in what is actually happening. For example, since I work in Purchasing, and it’s currently nearing the fiscal-year...
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    The Politics of ‘YOLO’

    What is ‘politics’? My last post mentioned a number of conferences and events on the theme of political theology happening in the UK this summer. Although on paper I have two degrees in politics or political theory, I don’t really understand ‘politics’—or at least not what people refer to as...
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    A British Summer of Political Theology

    Last summer, I blogged about attending ‘The Actuality of the Theologico-Political’ conference which featured a panel with Rowan Williams and Slavoj Žižek sitting next to each other. This summer of the British election year, there seems to be a fair few events related to ‘political theology’ in the UK, and...
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    Questions about Overseas PhD

    I was asked by a friend a few questions about the process I went through coming to Aberdeen to work on a PhD in New Testament. Below are my answers. They are candid and a little cheeky. Enjoy! How did you go about narrowing down your research proposal. For...
  • Robert Saucy

    Remembering the Loving Legacy of Dr. Robert Saucy

    This past week we received the sad news that Dr. Robert Saucy, Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Talbot School of Theology, at the age of 84, after a severe car accident,  passed from this earthly life to be in the presence of our God in heaven. When I...
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    Ecclesia and Ethics III: Human Sexuality

    I am very excited to announce that the third installment of Ecclesia and Ethics is just around the corner! This year our main theme will be: Human Sexuality. Registration is now officially open; the cost of admission is $10, which goes straight to charity. You can find information for...
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    AncientThought.com looking for Contributors

    A friend and I are working on a Digital Humanities Project called AncientThought.com and we are currently looking for contributors. I am currently serving as the Pauline Editor and my task is to round up people involved in work at the post-grad level (or beyond) that would be willing to...
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    Aberdeen Ethics Conference

    The University of Aberdeen (in Scotland) will be hosting a conference on the legacy of the Reformation, entitled, The Freedom of a Christian Ethicist. It looks like a fantastic conference and if I hadn’t just moved across the pond I’d be very keen to check it out. The conference...
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    Keswick Conference 2014 Musing

    This past week my family and I had the great blessing of attending a famous Christian conference that has been held for over 139 years in the same place here in the UK. The conference itself is named after the city of Keswick which is situated right in the...
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    Lamenting the Tragic Loss of April Jace

    Last Tuesday, May 20th, we received the news of April Jace, a financial aid counselor at Biola, who was shot and killed by her husband, Michael Jace, an actor from The Shield. It happened on Monday night, and their two young children, under the ages of 10, were in...
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    SBLAAR: The Society for Beer Lovers & Assorted Academic Research (2014)

    If you plan on attending the annual AAR/SBL conference this November in San Diego, CA and enjoy craft beer like we do, then you won’t want to miss out on our reception: the Society for Beer Lovers & Assorted Academic Research (SBLAAR). Save the Date: Saturday, November 22nd from...
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    Call for Pauline Thought Contributors for Ancientthought.org

    I’ve been asked to be one of the editors of a newish website (ancientthought.org) focusing on Early Christianity and Philosophy.  We have some great contributions by people well established in their field as well as some up and coming scholars.  Right now I am looking for people willing to...
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    Announcing: Ecclesia & Ethics II

    Last May we had our first meeting of the Ecclesia & Ethics conference. This conference was live, on-line, in real time via Webinar (gotomeeting.com). There were no airplane fees, no travel days, no accommodation fees, no annoying roommates, no special travel documents required, nothing like that. We simply asked...
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    SBLAAR: Craft Beer Reception

    If you’re in Baltimore already or coming later this week for the annual meetings of SBL, AAR, IBR, ETS, and all of the other annual conferences, do come along to a craft beer reception that I am co-organizing with my colleague and office-mate, Christopher Brewer (isn’t that name just...
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    Praying for the Philippines

    One of the largest typhoons, Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda), hit central Philippines last Friday, and Vietnam on Sunday, leaving thousands dead, and towns destroyed. The death toll is estimated to be about 10,000 people, but the numbers haven’t been confirmed. This storm has left many homeless and displaced. There...

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