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Transitions and family news

My sabbatical came to an end, the first draft of my commentary on James (for Eerdmans, NICNT) is coming to an end, and Lukas and Annika were here for 10 days and they are expecting a son in about a month. Yes, indeedy, the Cubs are transitioning into a form of playing baseball that does well in October!
A week or so ago, Kris, Laura, Pat and Kari (thanks, Pat, for hosting!) had a baby shower for Annika with lots of family and friends in attendance. Lukas, Bob, Mark and I played some golf while they “showered”, and then we all had a cookout together.
Classes started last week, and so far I’ve been taking the train to North Park. I like the reading that I’m able to do on the train — I catch up on magazines. And, the ideas in the book I’m blogging about (on Good Teachers) have been of use in my classes.
Lukas’ next scouting assignment is to watch the major league Cubs during their next two series, one series at Wrigley Field and the second at Cincinnati. So he will be working at the game today (is it fair to call what he does “work”?), and Kris and I are also going – though not working. We are pumped. Lukas and I also played a few rounds of golf last week and got to play on the course where Luke learned to play golf with me.
Laura is transitioning into her new position as the coordinator of the gifted program at her school, and Mark is starting his next semester of classes.
Happy Labor Day to you all. And we pray for the unemployed … that they will find work.

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Bob Smallman

posted September 1, 2008 at 8:13 am

Wow, you’re doing the NICNT on James! Now I have a connection to the two big “heavyweights” on James. Peter Davids and I were classmates in Walter Liefeld’s Greek exegesis class and Richard Longeneker’s Early Jewish Christianity class (I tell people that Peter and I were in the same room but not the same class!).
I can feel the aura already. I was planning to start a sermon series on Exodus next week, but maybe this is a sign I should be preaching on James.

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Scot McKnight

posted September 1, 2008 at 8:18 am

And we worked together. It won’t appear for about 15 months.

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posted September 1, 2008 at 8:43 am

Reading this blog forces upon me the disciplines of patience, humility, and – what is the opposite of envy?
Anticipating James for some 24 months we now face 18 more…
And on the topic of work: is it fair to consider what you do as work? Paid to interact with students, study, and write…
Now if you deal much with administration…

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posted September 1, 2008 at 1:29 pm

Looking forward to James. Congratulations.

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Dana Ames

posted September 1, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Seems to be the one constant of life, transitioning…
Hope to see some pictures of the grandbaby, on the blog and in San Diego :)

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David B Johnson

posted September 1, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Thrilled to hear about James. I always felt the current NICNT on James was a bit weak.

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posted September 2, 2008 at 12:57 am

Love the book of James…looking forward to what you have to say, Scot!
Blessings to you as you come off your sabbatical and get back into the classroom.

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