Tuesday, November 07, 2017
A Soundtrack for Hope: A Spotify Playlist for AWAITING THE KING
I'm not sure when it started, but in most of my books I like to note the "soundtrack" that accompanied their production--what ...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Thank God for Committees: Contribution to a Reformation Day Panel
The Meeter Center for Calvin Studies asked me to be part of a panel reflecting on the legacy of the Reformation. We were each given five min...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Translation and the Afterlife of Words: A few thoughts on Ruden's new translation of the Confessions
Translations are a bit like music: you attach yourself to what you encountered in your youth. You reify what emerged when you were coming ...
Friday, August 04, 2017
On "orthodox Christianity": some observations, and a couple of questions
What do people mean when they wring their hands about the fate of "orthodox Christianity" (small-o) today, or when they vent about...
Monday, May 22, 2017
Mortality and My Library
It is the first day of summer, at least according to my own personal academic calendar. The college’s commencement was this past Saturday...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
2016: The Year in Reading
No "bests." No rankings. No claims to objectivity or trendsetting or reports from secret avant-garde gardens of literature. Just ...
Sunday, December 04, 2016
Sonic Habits: Thoughts on an Advent Hymn
When it comes to matters musical, I am a rank amateur--a lover without training or expertise; a listener who knows what he likes; a hearty s...
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