A recording of my colleague Nate Wall Bowering‘s recent presentation, “Water, Whisper, Thunder: What God’s Voice Sounds Like” has been posted on the Providence You Tube channel. It was a truly stimulating presentation.
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My newest colleague Nate Wall-Bowering is going to be presenting a paper at our upcoming BTS Symposium entitled “Waters, Whisper, Thunder: What God’s Voice Sounds Like.” For an early-career scholar, Nate demonstrates an impressive breadth of learning. He is the rare Old Testament scholar who brings profound theological sensibilities to his work. His paper will draw on some of his doctoral research into the English poet John Donne’s engagement with the Old Testament. It’s not too late to register to attend the event in person at Providence or watch on Zoom this Thursday.
I had the joy of joining with Jordan Michalski, pastor at Soul Sanctuary in Winnipeg, to talk about the question “Why Do We Preach?” Jordan, who is one of my former students, is in the midst of leading his congregation through a series of sermons reflecting upon what they do when they gather as God’s people to worship.
I was reminded during a faculty meeting yesterday of a talk I gave to the Providence University College faculty a few years back, which I subsequently published with Living Church on their Covenant blog. The presentation dealt with what it might mean to be a Christian university. Since the beginning of a new semester is just around the corner, it seemed appropriate to re-share this piece.Continue reading On Being a Christian University
I decided to do a little experiment to get a handle on the state of contemporary AI. Since I’m preaching on the call of Abram in Genesis 12:1-9 this Sunday, I thought I’d ask ChatGPT to generate some sermons on this biblical text in the style of several prominent preachers and theologians. See if you can guess who ChatGPT thinks it is imitating in the following sermons. Feel free to leave your comments in the chat and share with others you think might be interested. I’ll reveal the pseudo-identities of the “preachers” in upcoming posts, as well as share a few observations about where ChatGPT goes wrong.Continue reading Some Fun with ChatGPT