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September 2007

“A Call within a Call”

I’ve been reading some of the new book on/by Mother Teresea, Come be my Light: The Private Writings of the ‘Saint of …

Charles Taylor, In a Secular Age

Over the weekend I began Charles Taylor’s new book. Secularity obviously cuts across my concerns and life. I was profoundly shaped by …

A Swirl of Reading

I’m sitting in my eldest sons room, with stacks of books around me. I am reading these days to try and get …

Wealth and Discipleship

It is very hard to hear these Scriptures this week. We want to hear these texts from points of thinking that we …

From Milbank to Zizek

I hope to get back to Milbank’s preface to the Second Edition of Theology and Social Theory. Yet as I try to …

Excellent Reflections on Mother Theresea

The soon-to-be published letters of Theresea of Calcutta have received some press. David Jones at ressourcement.blogspot.com linked to this excellent article by …

Receiving the Slave as a Brother

Our Scripture readings this week follow an interesting order. The Epistle reading stands in the middle, a passage where Paul writes to …

How about Semi-Occasional Rant?

In my book I adopt Steve Fowl’s designation of “professional biblical scholarship” as a phrase to designate the reading of the biblical …