Monthly Archives: February 2008

109 posts

It’s that time of year again.

Acceptance letters for the college went out and I am already receiving appeals. The reality is that because we only take 300 students out of nearly 2500 applications amazing kids weren’t accepted. Now is the challenge of telling them the truth, they are great students, but they just didn’t make it this time.  

Lenten Devotional: You gotta have faith!

1┬áNow faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. (Heb. 11:1-2) The title does not, of course, refer to the song by George Michael, I will allow someone else to exegete that text. Instead it refers to the faith of God’s people. This week I was teaching my course on early Judaism and we came to 1 Macc. 2:50-64, the passage […]

Photo: Final THON Set

Those crazy kids raised over $6.6 MILLION dollars! 46 hours straight of standing up (if not always dancing). It is an amazing thing to be a part of so we made sure to be there for the final count. I just uploaded my last set of THON pics and here is one more for this site: (They are doing the final THON line dance. Worth the 4 minutes to view it.)  

Poll Results: What is central to Christianity?

The poll is still running (just look to the left of this page), but I wanted to let folks know that the Bible is creeping up as the central item in my intentionally limited selection in the poll. What is central to Christianity? * Belief in the substance of the Nicene and Apostle’s creeds. (45%, 14 Votes) * The Bible. (42%, 13 Votes) * The Sermon on the Mount. (6%, 2 Votes) * Love one […]

Call for Submissions: Biblical Studies Blog Carnival XXVII

A reminder from Kevin of Be sure to go to his site for all the details and to submit your own. Call for Submissions: Biblical Studies Blog Carnival XXVII It is almost time for another Biblical Studies Blog Carnival. The next blog carnival will be hosted here on Blue Cord. We are approaching the end of the month, so that means it is time to start submitting your favorite blog posts from February to […]

Defining Liberal Theology

Ben Myers brings us this great definition of liberal theology from Richard Rorty. In an interview, Richard Rorty has offered a very memorable assessment of liberal theology: “I’m delighted that liberal theologians do their best to do what Pio Nono said shouldn’t be done – try to accommodate Christianity to modern science, modern culture, and democratic society. If I were a fundamentalist Christian, I’d be appalled by the wishy-washiness of [the liberal] version of the […]