Category Archives: Books

Learning while Grading

It’s the end of the quarter, which means grades are almost due.  It’s nice to listen to sermon and interviews while taking care of things.  One that I listened to today was this recent interview with James K. A. Smith … Continue reading

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Prince and Plague

Today was our first day back in classrooms with students.  It was a kind of “preview” day with just a small selection of students present, but it was really nice to have others in the room.  How strange that it’s … Continue reading

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Approaching Quarter’s End

Today I recorded my last chapel talk of the quarter.  Mind you, I hadn’t planned on it happening today.  It was lunch time when a co-worker reminded me that next week was the last week of the quarter.  That plus … Continue reading

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Email Excitement

Today I received an email from an author that has been shaping my life over the last twenty years.  The connection got made because I’m working on a professional development opportunity for our school and I’m working with someone who … Continue reading

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“A Little Incarnation”

From the introduction to Lewis’s Reflections on the Psalms: It seems to me appropriate, almost inevitable, that when that great Imagination which in the beginning, for Its own delight and for the delight of men and angels and (in their … Continue reading

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Living with Books

Last week I posted a short video featuring Alan Jacobs talking about the integration of faith and learning on a collegiate/professional level.  It was a real encouragement to me, as I’m trying to guide others through a similar process.  Jacobs … Continue reading

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The Week Looking Back

The big news of the week was this: I’ve known for a while that Aaronovitch had written a number of shorter pieces for the continuing saga of Peter Grant and friends.  I’d even tracked a few of them down online.  … Continue reading

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Minding the Messengers

In the section of Antifragile about “skin in the game,” Nassim Nicholas Taleb defines prophets and their task: Prophecy is a pledge of belief, little else.  A prophet is not someone who first had an idea; he is the one … Continue reading

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Chaplains Needed?

One of the ways I’ve tried to stay focused-without-travel has been to audit a class from my university (and taught by one of my professors from ye olden days).  The course has focused on approaches to pastoral ministry as found … Continue reading

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Something Beyond Bad Traditionalism?

It’s always amazing to me how one thing you read can inadvertently lead to another.  I spent a good bit of my spring slowly reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb‘s Antifragile.  I read it because it had a praise-worthy mention in an … Continue reading

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