The past two weeks have seen a decent number of job postings from California to Oxford, Oregon to Singapore. Happy Hunting, and be sure to read this op-ed piece in preparation for SBL in Denver just a few weeks from now. [Read more…]
The key element to any theologian’s lasting success is the ability to approach their task with the wonder and awe of a beginner. Humble curiosity is the lifeblood of all our teaching, research, and writing. Without it we slowly die — and worse, take our audiences down to the pit with us.
~Nicholas Perrin, Franklin S. Dyrness Professor of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College
Preparation, Prayers, and Cookies
Through intentional support, teaching while pastoring can benefit students as well as parishioners
by Stephen Witmer, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Adjunct teaching can be either dynamite or disaster. When I was a seminary student, the best exegesis class I took was taught by an adjunct professor who served as a full-time pastor. But so was the worst one. The best class made me yearn to study God’s word more deeply and shepherd God’s people more effectively. The worst just made me yearn for the class to end. [Read more…]