I’ve just ordered Jonathan Tran’s new book, Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism after listening to a conversation between him and the guys at the Crackers and Grape Juice podcast. I’ve appreciated Tran’s past work (particularly The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory) and there is an essay co-authored by Tran and Hauerwas in Minding the Web, but I was especially struck in this conversation by how Tran is providing a much needed theological voice of sanity in the midst of contemporary struggles surrounding race. Continue reading A Voice of Sanity
An arresting passage from Fritz Bauerschmidt’s sermon for the Baptism of the Lord entitled, “Hope for Everything,” found in his book How Beautiful the World Could Be: Christian Reflections on the Everyday. Continue reading Living within the Mystery of God
As part of its ongoing commitment to support the life and ministry of the church, Providence Theological Seminary is allowing pastors and other ministry leaders to audit most of its courses for the reduced fee of $250 CDN. Include among those offerings is my upcoming modular course to be held during the week of February 20-24 on the life and witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Here is the course description: Continue reading Upcoming Bonhoeffer Course
Unfortunately, the upcoming issue of Didaskalia has been held up in production. However, it sounds like it will soon finally make its appearance. In anticipation of its appearance, I thought I would share my editor’s introduction to the issue. We are once again making this issue available at the special rate of $5 for those within Canada and $10 for those in other countries. See prov.ca/didaskalia for more information.
Congratulations to Paul Blair, who completed his Doctor of Ministry degree with a presentation of his research at Providence Theological Seminary yesterday. I had the privilege of supervising Paul as he wrote his dissertation, “Waterless Places: An Examination of Theology and Practice in the Exorcism of Spaces.” Here are my introductory remarks from yesterday’s presentation: Continue reading Congratulations Dr. Paul Blair!
My Homiletics students are reading Stanley Hauerwas’s essay “Speaking Christian” for our next class on Wednesday. It contains the following prescient gem of a quote. Keep in mind the address was published over twelve years ago. Continue reading Speaking Christian