"The object of all good literature is to purge the soul of its petty troubles." ~ P.G. Wodehouse

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wycliffe Centre for Scripture and Theology 2013 Spring Colloquium

The 2013 spring colloquium will be on the topic of Proverbs 8 in the trinitarian debates between Athanasius and the Arians: "Proverbs 8 and Christian Theological Interpretation of Scripture". 

The date is Friday, May 17. More information can be found here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Arthur Holmes on the Idea of a Christian College

Great quote from Arthur F. Holmes from his classic The Idea of a Christian College:

"College is for education, the liberal arts college for a liberal education, and the Christian college for a Christian education. These are the basics to which we must get back. To sell college primarily on some other basis is to operate under false pretenses; and to start into college for some other reason is to ask for frustrations. We must therefore come to see education as a Christian calling, we must explore what ‘liberal education’ means and how it is affected by the Christian’s task" (p. 6).

Monday, April 15, 2013

Summer Reading

I just had a question from a student about recommended books and authors that I think most believers should read. It got me thinking about summer reading and just the joy of learning for the sake of learning and for the sake of reading. I have plenty of reading that I need to do this summer for course preparation for next year and for research, but I have just been daydreaming about other books I would like to have stashed away on this table or in that corner just to pick up and read in those small instances that I have opportunity.

In the course of my response, I was reminded of Christianity Today's list of the top 100 books of the 20th century. Thankfully, they have posted it online because I am not sure where I have placed my copy of that list, especially considering that list came out 13 years ago now!

Here is their list. Agree or disagree, it is a great starting point. Happy reading!