Daily Archives: 21 Mar 2017

Signs of the Times

When Marco was in opposition to the Democratic candidate…  I wonder if he’s willing to express the same sentiments now…

Quote of the Week

Pastoring is not a very glamorous job. It’s a very taking-out-the-laundry and changing-the-diapers kind of job. – Eugene Peterson

Call for Papers: From Reformation to Reformations

Amsterdam, 20 September 2017, conference From Reformation to Reformations: On Analogies, Ideals and Ideas. This conference will seek to contribute to the developing field of cross-cultural religious and cultural studies by analyzing the cultural, political and linguistic uses of the “Reformation” in the modern era, from circa 1800 until the present day.

It will investigate how and why modern movements, intellectuals and politicians referred to the “Reformation” as historical event, process, or principle. It will highlight how in modernity, ‘Reformation’ oscillated between a static, historic definition on the one hand, and a dynamic and subjective interpretation on the other. The focus of this conference will be primarily on (post-)modern uses of the term ‘Reformation’ outside the strict context of Protestant theology, but in various other religious traditions and societies.

Go for more information to the website or the pdf.

Via.

Wouldn’t it be Interesting…

If Christians got as worked up by ‘do not forsake the assembly ‘ as they do by ‘man shall not lie with man as with woman’?

Ever wonder why they don’t?

It’s Still True

‘”We can’t have a president who is under FBI investigation!” — Trump folks, during the campaign’-  George Takei

Reminder: A Conference at Emory Celebrating the Reformation

Posted previously, but worth repeating:

A two-day international conference in Cannon Chapel on April 3-4 will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The conference is convened by Candler and Emory’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion, and sponsored by the McDonald Agape Foundation. Distinguished guest lecturers will include Margot Kässmann, special envoy to the Evangelical Church in Germany; Michael Welker of the University of Heidelberg; and David F. Ford of Cambridge University, among others. Candler faculty members Timothy Albrecht, Patrick Graham, Khalia Williams, and Dean Jan Love will also take part in the conference.

This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary boxed lunches for conference attendees will be served both days. Register here.

The Enoch Seminar

The 9th Enoch Seminar, “From tôrāh to Torah: Variegated Notions of Torah from the First Temple Period to Late Antiquity,” will take place from June 18-23, 2017 at the beautiful Monastero di Camaldoli in Tuscany. Please see the conference site for a detailed description, program, and list of participants:

http://www.4enoch.org/wiki4/index.php?title=Ninth_Enoch_Seminar_(2017_Camaldoli),_conference

Participation in the 9th Enoch Seminar is very limited and by invitation only, but we do have a few open spots. If you would like to participate, please contact Jason Zurawski at j.m.zurawski@rug.nl at your earliest convenience.