- Chris Heard makes a useful distinction between media of academic publication and the review process.
- O’Nora O’Neill reflects upon the fiftieth anniversary of C.P. Snow’s “The Two Cultures.”
- Roger Olson makes a case for Arminianism in the face of its Calvinist critics.
- David Sessions on the ten biggest Christian political media hacks (HT to Jeff Wright):
- Allen Yeh outlines the debate between “The Old Perspective” and “The New Perspective” on Paul.
- Brian Leiter compares the deconstructionist scene to a poker game with no cards.
- How The Lord of the Rings should have ended:
- Late Addition: Terry Eagleton’s Gifford Lecture (HT Tripp Fuller and meta-HT Arni Zachariassen)
Eagleton's a great example of a scholar who is decidedly NOT "dead from the waist down." This audience seems to prefer the usual academic eunuch, bashfully whispering into the microphone. I've made a new rule for myself: don't read any of the feedback on public sites, especially YouTube and amazon.com. I sincerely hope there's one person in that audience who isn't an idiot, but I'm sure that's asking way too much. They showed up, didn't they?
My goodness, that's a reserved crowd at the Eagleton lecture! Maybe I make too many bad jokes when I teach my own classes, but I thought Eagleton was hilarious, and those folks were STONE. [edit: Now that I watched the Q&A at the end, I get it--he's speaking to a room full of British atheists. I suppose one's audience does matter.]