Josh Caroll wrote a nice post last week on how doctoral thesis writing is nothing like running a marathon, I particularly appreciated his final point that ‘Unlike a marathon, the end is not in sight.’ Whilst by that Josh means that ‘you feel like you will never really finish the thesis,’ for me ‘the end […]
Time and again, through the course of my studies at the PhD level, I have heard the phrase “Remember, it’s not a sprint but a marathon” used metaphorically to describe the process an individual engages in when writing a PhD thesis (especially here in the UK). I thought, as part of an exercise of writing […]
If you follow this blog, you may have noticed that we have had a fair few changes in both website design and scheduled contributors here. Amidst theses exciting changes, there has also been a renewed attention on the hit-rate of the site—and I guess, that has given me some pressure: I don’t really know how […]
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 end, we’ve had a high volume […]
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 ‘politics’ in everyday language. But I guess […]
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 I thought I would list them […]
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 example, did you narrow it down […]
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 heard the news, my heart was […]
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 registration here. Be sure to tell […]
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 contribute a short (500-1,500 words) essay […]
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