Nancey Murphy & Christian Nonviolence

From “Dissident Discipleship (p.129),” After my colleague Nancey Murphy delievers an address in London, two Muslim men sought her out to ask, “Did we hear correctly? You are a Christian and you believe in nonviolence?” “Yes, I come from a long tradition, Anabaptism, which, like Jesus did, refuses violence.” “And you would not kill, evenContinue reading “Nancey Murphy & Christian Nonviolence”

My Very Own False Advisers

Ryan, my doctoral adviser, sent this to me this morning, and I confess I had a good chuckle over the fact that all three of my PhD committee members are considered false teachers: “It’s common to see the promotion of false teachers from the Emerging Church Movement such as N.T. Wright, John Howard Yoder, StanleyContinue reading “My Very Own False Advisers”

Four Models of Emerging Churches

I’ve had a lot of vested interest in the emerging church for a number of years now, partly because of my own previous experience in communities that reflected many of the qualities present in Bolger and Gibb’s “Emerging Churches,” and partly because upon reading that book I was better able to organize my own disparateContinue reading “Four Models of Emerging Churches”

Some Thoughts On This Past Quarter

We’ve reached the end of the quarter, which turned out to be pretty good albeit pretty busy preparing for baby Daniels. The Church In Mission class I TA’d for was a great learning experience, and it’s always good to work with Ryan because he welcomes input and lets me enter into what he is learningContinue reading “Some Thoughts On This Past Quarter”

Thinking Bloggers 2007 | One Top Five List

Robin recently tagged me for a “Thinking Blogger” meme, which I was very thankful to recieve, especially from someone like Robin, who I personally look up to. If you were allowed to tag back on these memes I would have tagged Robin because she is certainly at the very top of my list. And asContinue reading “Thinking Bloggers 2007 | One Top Five List”

Towards a Post-Foundationalist Quaker Theology: Slavoj Zizek, Quietism and Pink Dandelion

Accepting the whole of a tradition and not just the parts I found Slavoj Zizek’s opening to his book The Fragile Absolute, to be instructive for a present day study of Quaker theology. He begins by presenting the challenge of two choices: How is a Marxist to counter all the various “thoughts” of the post-modernContinue reading “Towards a Post-Foundationalist Quaker Theology: Slavoj Zizek, Quietism and Pink Dandelion”

Thoughts on Pedagogy: Does Technology in The Classroom Help or Hurt?

A couple weeks back I had the great privilege to meet with some of the faculty and staff at the school where I attend, to discuss updating the classrooms on campus for better learning. The school was recently awarded a grant with this specific task in mind. One question raised was “What are the bestContinue reading “Thoughts on Pedagogy: Does Technology in The Classroom Help or Hurt?”

Thoughts on pedagogy does technology in the classroom help or hurt

A couple weeks back I had the great privilege to meet with some of the faculty and staff at the school where I attend, to discuss updating the classrooms on campus for better learning. The school was recently awarded a grant with this specific task in mind. One question raised was “What are the bestContinue reading “Thoughts on pedagogy does technology in the classroom help or hurt”

Thoughts After Fall Quarter 2006

I realized yesterday that I haven’t blogged in quite awhile and realized I needed a little break from it. There’s so much I’ve been thinking about and I’ve needed some space to do it without trying to come up with something worth reading (as if that ever happens here anyways!). Anyways, here are some thoughtsContinue reading “Thoughts After Fall Quarter 2006”