A Prayer For All Those Beginning a New School Year

Today begins a new semester for many beginning or returning to college, and if seminary and graduate school has not begun for you it is just around the corner. Here is a prayer I want to offer to all of you as a new school year begins: Almighty God, in whose hands are all theContinue reading “A Prayer For All Those Beginning a New School Year”

Thinking About A Vision for Theological Eduction

In class last week we discussed James Wm. McClendon‘s baptist theological vision. His small ‘b’ baptist vision has five characteristics of the church that standout as a good framework from which any theology should be done. These five points are: Biblicism – Acceptance of the Bible as authoritative in faith and practice, or faith andContinue reading “Thinking About A Vision for Theological Eduction”

Three Tips For Students Writing Academic Papers

I was just emailed by a friend (and fellow Fuller student) who asked me to name my top two or three writing mistakes I see while grading papers and what can be done about it. He’s doing a speech on the topic and wanted to get some feedback from other teacher’s assistants. Here are myContinue reading “Three Tips For Students Writing Academic Papers”

Reading for Revolution – George Barna and the Emerging Church

Today I had the chance to lead Ryan’s class for the second time this week. On Tuesday we covered aspects from the book Emerging Churches, while today we covered questions and key insights concerning one of Barna’s more recent hit titles, “Revolution.” Here is some of what we discussed in class today (with slides attachedContinue reading “Reading for Revolution – George Barna and the Emerging Church”

B’ham or bust: Three Weeks and Counting

Life seems to be moving at increasing speeds lately, it’s all I can do to keep track of the things that still need done before I depart. I am leaving for England in under three weeks now, and still have tons of books that need read, articles that need to get finished, grading to do,Continue reading “B’ham or bust: Three Weeks and Counting”

Find Theological Blogs: A Listing of Fuller Seminary Bloggers

I’ve begun to compile a listing of blogs by students who attend or have attended Fuller Theological Seminary. This is meant for any student no matter what you write about, or what your various positions are on theological matters. It’s just a page to help connect Fuller students with each other, share ideas and converseContinue reading “Find Theological Blogs: A Listing of Fuller Seminary Bloggers”

Methods in History: Learning a Few New Tricks

I hate to apologize for not writing anything meaningful lately because then I have to admit that it’s true, but I am going to do it anyways. Sorry for all these short posts to the notepad but that’s about all I have time for lately. I’ve got a backlog of articles I want to write,Continue reading “Methods in History: Learning a Few New Tricks”

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”

FAQs: Why Go to Fuller Seminary for Your Ph.D.?

Sorry we missed the FAQs last week, I was swamped, but we’re back and I’ve got some great guests coming up in the next month. This segment is officially called “FAQs of a Theologian” and it is where I or my theologian guests answer a question that often gets posed to…well, theologians.  With that said,Continue reading “FAQs: Why Go to Fuller Seminary for Your Ph.D.?”