In the past couple of years, I have greatly benefited from some sources coming out of Chicago University Press. They have a series entitled, Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing. Below are some that either I have personally found … Continue reading
Today, I received an e-mail that has left me thinking all day. Honestly, I often get two kinds of related questions due to my academic interests and pursuits. I often receive: (1) How can you maintain an evangelical commitment while … Continue reading
I love books. I love the process of opening a new book. I love the smell of the pages. It has become a sort of liturgy when I purchase a new book: I read the outside, I slowly break in … Continue reading
It is sometimes a daunting task knowing where to begin when research a topic. Do you begin with primary texts? Do you begin with secondary texts? It really is both. Umberto Eco, helpfully, identifies the push and pull of such process. Continue reading
Writing is a communal effort, shockingly enough. Often, a writer’s friends come in the form of other books. Other writers need a number of loyal comrades who will give of their time to hear the, potentially, jumbled thoughts or ramblings … Continue reading
In the past few days, a number of articles have been floating around about academia. I have been highly encouraged by a number of them and find their advice not only manageable, but experientially, profitable. The first article is Finishing … Continue reading
Last year I was able to participate in a book project and wrote some portions of Patrick of Ireland: His Life and Impact with Michael Haykin and Aaron Matherly (Amazon). This new book is the first of many in a new series: Early Church Fathers series (more info here). These books will be of value to any churchmen, pastor, or undergraduate seeking to gain familiarity on early church fathers, their literature, and personal piety.
Patrick is not only a man of courage, exemplar in piety, but a great example to the modern person! Though scholarship is divided, he leaves us with two works (Confessions and Letter to Soldiers of Coroticus; original language). They are simple to read and would highly encourage anyone to read through them in order to gain familiarity with Patrick.
One of the unique privileges of advanced education at Southern Seminary is the continual contact with diverse men and women from a plethora of disciplines. The 1892 Club (also see: here) helps promote unique conversations and talks on a variety of disciplines. And in this way, I, as a NT thinker, am shaped through inter-disciplinary efforts.
Yesterday was the initial meeting of the new term. The sound of colleagues, the smell of pour-over coffee, and the sweet taste of exquisite cheese quickly reminds me of the value of such gatherings. Continue reading