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Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight
We miss Just Joeys, our bed and breakfast in Stellenbosch.
Our view of the small pool in the back garden at breakfast.
(But two weeks away did not make it easier to get back to internet reading.)

JustJoeyBack*.jpgWe missed reading our favorite blogs, so I’m way behind … here are some highlights for me this week:

YSMarko comes to its end — we enjoyed Marko’s blog over the years and will miss his regular communications with us. The family myth … and some family wisdom. Karen is either story-telling or preaching … or both. John is too.  iMonk‘s got it going again. Ed’s crossing boundaries. And LL Barkat is pondering … and so is Tamara.

Origins.jpgBut The Origins Project is just beginning, and Eric Bryant is a core leader who is asking an old, but still relevant, question. So is Dan Kimball. The beginning of cell phones to the completion of cell phones. Is this the sign of the end of atheism?

True truth is under scrutiny.  A San Diego Bible study group is under scrutiny. Your unhappiness is under scrutiny. Thin places under scrutiny.

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How do you discern a healthy theology from an unhealthy one? Check this post by Cobus.

The new discussion about how to conceptualize the doctrine of Scripture, which has been played out some on this blog, revolves around not if the Bible is authoritative, but how that authority is to be understood and how that authority relates to our growing knowledge about texts, about history, about science, and about how the Bible as God’s Word works. Alex McManus tells his own story in the issue of Scripture.

Good ideas about coming up with blog posts.

Shop.jpg1. Best jobs during difficult financial times.
2. Judge Sotomayor: The NYTimes view and the National Review view.
3. The Mormons are coming!
4. Yes, indeed, bring back shop classes.
5. Faith healing — is it a form at times of child abuse?
6. Texting has some serious issues — I confess the only time I “text” is during Faculty Meetings.
7. Three quick points … three goofy memories for me.
8. Good piece on happiness.
9. Kris and I both always read Thomas Sowell when we see his pieces.
10. Brooks-y’s on a roll.

Sports:

Does anyone watch the NBA playoffs? (I call it 7 footers All Star Wrestling with a Ball.)

It is so hard these days being a Cubs fan. I talked with a friend and I said, “The Cubs! What’s going on?” His response: “I can’t even watch them right now.”

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Michael W

posted May 30, 2009 at 2:22 am


Maybe next year Scot.
Maybe next year.



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RJS

posted May 30, 2009 at 6:47 am


Why would anyone watch the NBA playoffs?
The Stanley Cup final starts today – Wings vs. Penguins. Game 2 tomorrow.



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Alexa

posted May 30, 2009 at 7:50 am


2 buses at the Hall of Fame in Canton…what a field trip those kids had!



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Bob Robinson

posted May 30, 2009 at 8:06 am


I bet that you watched the NBA playoffs back in the heyday of Michael Jordan and the Bulls! For today’s fans, LeBron and Kobe are the equivalent. Amazing, amazing athletes.



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RJS

posted May 30, 2009 at 9:09 am


4. Bring back shop classes – absolutely. Not only because of the value of Trades, but because learning to work with the hands is as important as reading, writing and arithmetic for the development of the mind. Grad students today struggle to learn how to jump in and make things happen – and as with most things it is a hard skill to learn if you don’t start early. When I was in 9th grade our school, for the first time, allowed girls to take shop as electives. I took two classes (metal and wood) and have never regretted it. The skills learned there were as important as the facts I learned in 9th grade science and math for the career path I’ve taken.
6. Rather than text during Faculty meetings – avoid them all together. (or web surf…)
7. Bemoaning announcements – I agree. But field trips and assemblies – these should, and generally do, enhance the experience. We don’t need to teach kids to sit still work, they need to engage and experience.



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Julie Clawson

posted May 30, 2009 at 9:39 am


4. Yes, indeed, bring back shop classes.
Seriously. Schools should require basic life skills classes for all students. Shop class, home ec, how to change a tire/oil… And as I’ve heard from numerous liberal arts majors, basic web design should be a required part of any English or Writing degree.



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Isaac

posted May 31, 2009 at 12:50 am


Baseball has more in common with wrestling than basketball. :) They’re going to have to open a new wing in Cooperstown. “Down this hall you have real baseball players. This hall . . .” They should set up a house of mirrors kind of thing so kids could see what they’d look like if they used steroids. Maybe not.



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