After a lot of hard work, we’ve given TCI a makeover. Please be sure to have a look!
I reviewed Allan Carlson’s book Third Ways back in January, and since then I have been working my way through his rather enormous catalogue of work. President of The Howard Center, professor of history at Hillsdale College, and author of ten books and countless essays, not to mention the many other distinguishing appointments he has held, Dr. Carlson is prolific and treating extremely important questions.
Having focused my more academic-theological efforts over at The Calvinist International, I thought I’d like to keep this blog active as well, but turn it towards more personal and pastoral reflections. I suppose that will make it more of a traditional blog.
Being a new father, I’ve got a lot of “personal” and “pastoral” things on my mind lately. Hopefully this turn will be helpful to my old readership and even attractive for a new group of readers.
Peter Escalante and I are ready to unveil a new web project. The Calvinist International will be a new site where we will post regular essays, editorials, and book reviews. I will be focusing my energy there for the foreseeable future, and so I invite you to follow the newest material over there.
My panel is called “People of God? The Role of Political Hebraism in America.” The initial inspiration was Eric Nelson’s book The Hebrew Republic, but the papers are all broader, looking at the ways in which the Bible was used in and Israel was taken as a model for American politics. Here’s the info:
I want to announce that my church, Immanuel Presbyterian, will be hosting a conference with James B. Jordan this weekend. Saturday night, from 6:30-8:30, and Sunday morning, starting at 9am, Jim will be lecturing on the Joseph narratives of Genesis 37-50. These lectures will be an adventure in Biblical Theology, exploring creational echoes, Christological types, dreams, maturity, patience, service, and dominion.
We meet in Clinton, at Emeritus at Tracepointe, 501 E. Northside Drive. We’ll have accommodations for nursery and childcare. Come see us this weekend!
I’m sorry to have run away from this blog recently (and in the middle of my Trinitarian Series as well!). I will try to finish the current series up, explaining the monarchy of the Father and eternal generation and spiration. Afterwards, I will begin some political stuff that I’ve been working on behind the scenes. I might even give some thoughts on the Norway stuff. Don’t lose faith in me. I shall return!
Also, my wife has a wonderful cooking blog here: http://ofspiceandlife.wordpress.com/
Check it out, and see how my eating has improved over the last year.
I’m back from a most excellent wedding. I can’t say that I’m fully back in the swing of work, writing, or blogging, of course, and I suspect that it will be a week or so still until I write much of substance. For now I will leave you with the website for my church, which was recently updated. There’s some fun information there, as well as mp3s that you can check out: http://ipcclinton.org/
Well dear readers I must leave you for the next two weeks. I’m traveling to my fiancee’s place bright and early Tuesday morning, and we are to be married the following Saturday.
Even though it has been lively as of late, I don’t plan on checking around these parts until we are back home. All comments will be on moderation, starting now, and I may or may not approve them throughout the next two weeks. I’m thinking the chances are pretty dim that I will actually.
Blessings to you all, and you can expect a happier me when I return.