The season of Lent began last week on Ash Wednesday, which marks the 40 day period of waiting for Holy Week. Lent is a time of cleaning out our lives, remembering the frailty of life, reflecting on God and preparing space for the pinnacle of the Christian calendar that comes with Holy Week.
The Filmmaker, James Cameron, known best for his overblown, and over sunk, romance movie the Titanic is now trying his hand at archaeology, well kind of. See, Cameron has done something no one actually in the field of archaeology has been able to do, he’s found the coffin of Jesus reports “This is London”.
Adam Cleaveland’s decided to do a little contest for all you designers. He’s giving out prizes to the top three people who can come up with the coolest new logo for Princeton Seminary. It’s not that Princeton has asked anyone to do this, but it does sound like fun.
“Your challenge is to redesign the Princeton Theological Seminary logo. Im sure they wont actually use your redesign, although Im sure that someone from the seminary will find this post and who knows – maybe youll be famous. But I hope that youll consider entering the challenge. Go look around the seminary website, try to get a feel for the mission of the school, and pretend like you were hired by the seminary to create the new logo.”
If you’re interested in giving it a shot, or seeing what cool prizes he’s offering head over to his site now.
Great idea Adam, now I’d like to know when do we do this for Fuller?
Here’s what’s come across my desk and life in the last week.
I found this article “Five Questions Your Pacifist Friends Are Tired of Answering” from the Burnside Collective. The article, written by Jonathan Fitzgerald, is an easily accessible article on specific questions that pacifists often get asked.
Adam, a friend who writes at pomomusings and attends princeton seminary, just released a really nice, simple three-column wordpress theme. The colors are warm and inviting, and the price is right! (free). If you’re interested in his other design work check out Cleave Design.
If you’re in the market for a new theme you should check it out.
Life with Ghosts
Last night Emily and I started to watch “One Punk Under God,” a documentary about Jay Bakker. Jay is the son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. I’ve been interested in finding out more on Jay as we had a friend who worked with Jay’s ministry, Revolution, for the past couple years. This reminded me of how the things we carry, emotionally and physically, shape us and tell something about who we are.
The folks from Pure Volume have built a new social network that promises to be pretty sweet. ThanksPaul for hooking me up with an invite! And now I’ve got 10 of my own to give out for anyone who’s interested. Contact me if you want in, and hopefully I will have a few more friends!
You can find me at virb.com/wess
Blogged with Flock
This week has been INSANE. I guess that would make this a, “notes from one who is now insane,” post.
As posted on a number of sites, New Testament scholar Bruce Metzger died at 93 this past tuesday. Metzger is one of the main people responsible for assembling the New Testament Greek Manuscript as we have today, he also headed up the translation of the widely popular and most academic translation of the bible available today – the New Revised Standard Version.
Metzger began his teaching career at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1938, where he stayed in the New Testament department for 46 years. During his time at the seminary, Metzger developed 25 courses on the English and Greek texts of books in the New Testament.
He was also involved with committees in the production of three new editions of the Scriptures: the United Bible Societies’ Greek New Testament (1966), the Reader’s Digest condensed Bible (1982) and the New Revised Standard Version (1990).
My main interaction with Metzger was my two years of Greek class under professor Duane Watson, at Malone College. Not only did Watson highly respect Metzger, but he also told us that he was one of the “five guys.” This wasn’t some late seventies rock band our parents listened to (or were in), no they are the very elite, academic, brilliant minds that have cared for the Greek New Testament for us in the later part of this century. My college buddies and I used to dream of someday being one of the “five guys.”
The only thing left to wonder is, “who will be the next ‘five guy?'”