Tag: seminary

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #22: Education as Whole-Life Formation

This week I got to be a bit more of a Pietist schoolman again, as we considered how a Pietist ethos would shape education at several levels. Things started with Sam and me talking about Bethel and revisiting some of the key themes of last year’s book on The Pietist Vision for Christian Higher Education: e.g., education as…

Roger Olson

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #1: Christ-Centered and Person-Centered

Roger Olson, historical theologian extraordinaire and professor at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, is our guest on the first full episode of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast. Join our conversation as it turns to the crisis of evangelicalism and why evangelicals need to reclaim a Pietist ethos, why a Christ-centered (or, better, “Jesus-centered”) model of education is also person-centered, and…

BrueggeBlog 1: Back into the Biblical Theology Fray

Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy There are all sorts of good things about defending one’s dissertation.  I never have to correct a student again when he addresses me as “Dr. Gilmour.”  I got a little pay bump each month.  I look like a peacock at opening convocation and graduation each school year. …

Listening to the Bible when You’re Hard of Hearing: A Response to Chris Rollston by Nathan Gilmour, Wes Arblaster, and Micah Weedman

It was 1851, at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio that a former slave stepped up to the platform and became one of the most powerful voices for Abolitionism and Women’s Rights of the era.   Her chosen instrument of liberation?  The Bible.   Without any historical, literary, or hermeneutical expertise she discovered in its pages a…

Theological Education: To Elect or not To Elect? Such is at least one question.

I realize I’m a dinosaur in all sorts of ways, and my paleophilia runs all the way from a preference for epics over novels (though some novels are undeniably good) to a sense that the Enlightenment wrecked some really good medieval philosophy that we’ve only begun to re-ignite in the last century-and-change of Continental philosophy.…

Link You Like a Hurricane

JAC (a journal of rhetoric, culture, and politics) goes online Some sensible suggestions for revising seminary education In honor of Reformation Day, 15 Theses for the Charismatic movement Socratic teaching, customer satisfaction student evaluations, and academic work Gilmour has no idea who this guy is, but apparently he’s an apt metaphor for people Gilmou’s and…

First as Tragedy, then as a Link

The Future of Seminary Education: An Online Symposium Ed Cyzewski: Don’t go to church to get fed. Some implications of taking over abandoned malls for church use Stanley Fish: Don’t meet your intellectual punching bags in person In defense of Rob Bell’s leaving the pastorate The fine art of asking good questions Kurt Willems on…

Link-ua Franca

Tripp Fuller issues a manifesto on seminary education. Did you hear the one about the Hegelian who went to Saint Louis? An encomium for Stanley Fish The science of self-control (and why we should have listened to Homer) The historical ignorance, philosophical illiteracy, and right-wing politics of the nü atheism Depressing news on the research-1…

Fellowship of Christian Ath-links

Adorno, Bordieu, and the iPod. Philosophy-of-technology geeks unite! How America can take John Winthrop’s most famous Biblical allusion more seriously The spooky and insidious implications of treating reality like a video game Some good, solid ideas for helping the seminary to steer clear of its own demise Ten reasons to study Aristotelian Logic How come…