Monthly Archives: March 2014

4 posts

Infinite and beautiful

My wife receives the daily meditation from the Henri Nuewen Society. She shared this morning’s with me and I thought I would pass it along. It is especially poignant, not just for our own continued grieving process, but this week we are remembering a young student who died last week, just shy of graduating with honors. Please keep the Breen family in your thoughts and prayers. Wednesday March 19, 2014 The Infinite Value of Life […]

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Solving NCAA Basketball 1 And Done

Posted in my blog for the Presidential Leadership Academy.  This week Mark Cuban “shocked” (shocked! I say!) the sports world by suggesting that the   NCAA and its players would be better served going to the developmental league than spending one year in college and then going into the draft. I first heard about it on Mike and Mike in the Morning when Jeff Van Gundy mocked Cuban’s idea and said that it isn’t the NBA that should change, but universities, saying […]

International SBL – Hebrews Section

I am very pleased that my paper on 1 Macc 2 and Hebrews 11 has been accepted for International SBL this summer! It looks like a great pair of sessions on Hebrews. I also presented a draft of this paper on Tuesday at the PhD colloquium at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where I have been teaching a week long course on rabbinic exegesis. My suggestions were met with interest and some very good suggestions. More […]

Internet Ethics

It starts, as it often does on my blog, with a Bizarro comic: It makes me think and wonder. On the one hand, it does seem that the last twenty years and the overwhelming success of the internet has brought about a change in our behavior, a move towards the unethical. Perhaps we need ‘internet ethics.” On the other hand, I don’t think things are that different and all that has happened is that the […]