• The Economist takes a timely look at higher education in the midst of a pandemic. On my mind today as I complete the required online training before returning to Wheaton’s campus this fall. In this environment, is a Ph.D. still worth it, especially for a pastor, not a prof?

  • Anyone out there make it to the Candidate stage of their PhD program and then decide to call it quits? If so, do you regret the decision? What advice would you give to a PhD Candidate who is considering quitting?

  • Trying to decide between my new Fisher Cap-O-Matic Space Pen and my hacked Zebra F-701 with Fisher refill inside… 🖊🤓

  • Alright, I weighed 210lbs this morning and I’d like to drop 20-25lbs. Going back on the Slow Carb Diet for at least a month, probably followed by the “No S” Diet (no seconds, snacks, or sweets, except sometimes on S—days) for maintenance, depending on how things go!

  • I’m looking for a decent, affordable coffee subscription service. Any recs? ☕️

  • What’s the best print-on-demand solution for having custom merchandise (t-shirts, hats, mugs, etc.) always available for sale?

  • “God, if this is a dumb decision, would you please slam the door shut in my face?” Anyone else ever prayed this prayer?

  • Don’t know why, but I’ve got “Gone” by Switchfoot stuck in my head.

  • Retrieving all of my belongings from my carrel tomorrow thanks to an appointment with the Buswell library staff. Really not sure what the next year will look like or if this Ph.D. is still worth it, but I’m bringing all of my books back home and setting up an emergency workspace.

  • Good news here! Now, get off Breitbart!!

  • I’ve lost track of how many times I wish Bonhoeffer had said more about a particular passage of Scripture!

  • My regular prayer: “God, please give me (1) a breakthrough on my dissertation, so that I can clearly see how all this Barth, Bonhoeffer, & the Bible stuff fits together, or (2) a clear sign that I can quit the Ph.D. program and move on w/my life.” Still waiting for an answer…

  • “Theological reading does not exist in contradistinction to a historically grounded approach to reading, but rather to one that is driven by metaphysical naturalism.” Darren Sarisky, Reading the Bible Theologically, p. 72.

  • Thoughts on Setapp? setapp.com I’ve got my eye on it, because I’m interested in MindNode. Already use Ulysses and MarsEdit. Don’t mind having CleanMyMac around.

  • I’ve got another German question about the following Bonhoeffer quote:

    “Eine große Freude ist mir das Buch von Barth über Anselm, das Sie in Mußestunden auch lesen müssen. Er zeigt den zahllosen Wissenschaftskrüppeln einmal gründlich, daß er wesentlich genauer weiß, wie man interpretiert und doch souverän bleibt. Sachlich ist natürlich nichts weniger fraglos geworden.”

    What’s the proper interpretation of what usually gets translated as “nothing has become less unquestionable”? Does that mean “everything is just as questionable as before, I still have my same questions/doubts”? Or does it mean something like “as always, Barth is so confident and sure of himself!”?

  • Some of my most recent posts aren’t showing up consistently in micro.blog. Not sure what’s wrong!

  • Hilfe! I've got another German question

    I’ve got another German question about the following Bonhoeffer quote:

    “Eine große Freude ist mir das Buch von Barth über Anselm, das Sie in Mußestunden auch lesen müssen. Er zeigt den zahllosen Wissenschaftskrüppeln einmal gründlich, daß er wesentlich genauer weiß, wie man interpretiert und doch souverän bleibt. Sachlich ist natürlich nichts weniger fraglos geworden.”

    What’s the proper interpretation of what usually gets translated as “nothing has become less unquestionable”? Does that mean “everything is just as questionable as before, I still have my same questions/doubts”? Or does it mean something like “as always, Barth is so confident and sure of himself!”?

  • “Non-Stop” is the best song in Hamilton.

  • What if Hamilton was able to write so much because he didn’t have 🎵”Hamilton”🎶 stuck in his head all day??

  • If you’re interested in a good large print reference Bible, I have really been enjoying this NIV one. It’s easy on the eyes, but still a manageable size.

  • The Unofficial Racism Consultants to the White Evangelical World

    “White pastors aggressively enforce the boundaries of acceptable conversations on racism, weaponizing any position that bears even a whiff of progressive politics and slapping labels such as “social justice” and “cultural marxism” on arguments about systemic injustice. Black leaders at predominately white organizations are careful to emphasize that caring about racism is a gospel issue.”

  • seths.blog/2020/07/i…

    “It might not be for you”

  • Want to help buy me more books to use as a pastor-theologian and Managing Editor of Anglican Compass? I set up a fundraiser to upgrade my Anglican Logos Bible Software package. 📚📚📚

  • What’s the best overview of USA history you’ve read?

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