Not sure how this is going to go, or even why I’m doing this anymore, but here we go! Still praying for either a dissertation break-through or a clear sign that I should quit. I hope to receive or discover one of those before the end of the calendar year.
It’s time for another social media fast!
After listening to the Blinkist summary of Cal Newport’s Deep Work (I’ve read the book, this was just for a refresher), I’m convinced that it’s time for another 30-day fast from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I think I’ll still keep my micro.blog up and running, but between running Anglican Compass and sprinting for some last-ditch…… Continue reading It’s time for another social media fast!
The Ph.D. Plan (Or the Lack Thereof)
For months and months now, I’ve been praying for either (1) a breakthrough on my “Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible” dissertation or (2) a clear sign that I should quit the Ph.D. Unfortunately, after countless confusing dead ends in my endeavors to put Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer into precise conversation with each other regarding…… Continue reading The Ph.D. Plan (Or the Lack Thereof)
A Shameless Request: Help Me Buy More Books?
After realizing just how easy it was to lose access to the physical books that I own (now sequestered in my library carrel at Wheaton), on a bit of a whim I created a fundraiser to help my upgrade my Logos Bible Software library to either the Anglican Gold ($216) or Anglican Platinum ($582) libraries.…… Continue reading A Shameless Request: Help Me Buy More Books?
I’m a Female Priest and I Support My Opponents in the Women’s Ordination Debate
There is not unanimous agreement about women’s ordination in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Godly and thoughtful Christians hold opposing convictions about Holy Orders and who is called to ordained ministry. You often see the results of this debate at the Provincial level—a national expression of the Church may or may not ordain women, in accordance…… Continue reading I’m a Female Priest and I Support My Opponents in the Women’s Ordination Debate
For the Good of the Order: A Plea for Charity on the Ordination of Women
Almost every vocational deacon I know, when asked why he or she has not become a priest, will respond, “I have never felt called to the priesthood.” Some will add emphatically, “not for a minute!” I am not one of those deacons. I don’t share this story often, rarely in its fullness, and never in…… Continue reading For the Good of the Order: A Plea for Charity on the Ordination of Women
They Say, I Say Writing Templates
SOURCE: They Say / I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing, 4th edition (affiliate link). Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable While I understand the impulse to , my own view is .While I agree with X that , I cannot accept her overall conclusion that .While X argues , and I argue , in…… Continue reading They Say, I Say Writing Templates
Help! I’m looking for the best Christian resources on the Bible, social justice, racism, Critical Race Theory, and Marxism
Help me out. I’m looking for the best, clearest, and most charitable explanations of the following three things: the biblical and theological reasons for caring about social justice and systemic racism, the unfair ways in which some have used accusations of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Cultural Marxism to sideline legitimate Christian concerns about social…… Continue reading Help! I’m looking for the best Christian resources on the Bible, social justice, racism, Critical Race Theory, and Marxism
A Collect for Juneteenth
Almighty God, you rescued your people from slavery in Egypt, and throughout the ages you have never failed to hear the cries of the captives; We remember before you our sisters and brothers in Galveston, Texas who on this day received the glad tidings of their emancipation; Forgive us for the many grave sins that…… Continue reading A Collect for Juneteenth
Who really cares about the Trinity in 2020?
(To listen to the audio of this sermon as it was preached on June 6, 2020, click here.) Christians believe that there is one God in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Or, as my daughter Eva put it recently after seeing a picture in her book, “Father, Son, and Bird.” We’re working on that……… Continue reading Who really cares about the Trinity in 2020?