A short essay of mine is up this week at Huffington Post Religion, ON Scripture, and Day1. Entitled, “The Money Lie: Consumerism’s Empty Promise” it’s a commentary on Philippians 3:17-4:1, the Epistle lectionary reading for this coming Sunday, Lent II. I’ll post the intro below, and I invite you to click over to the other sites for the full piece. […]
I’m not sure what constitutes the official “end of summer” these days, but I think it’s here for me. Faculty workshops have replaced writing time. Syllabus prep has replaced reading time. New, longer lists of to-dos have replaced my unfinished lists of summer projects. Ready or not, it’s back to school…
If no boss is ever going to require employees to write an essay, why should professors assign them?
I spend a lot of time in coffee shops. I go to coffee shops to read and write. For work, I regularly meet students and colleagues in coffee shops. I even got engaged in a coffee shop. I’m a coffee shop connoisseur, a java junkie, a free wireless wonk. Here, then, are my top coffee shop quality indicators.
What basic Christian tenet, doctrine, or word have you struggled to “translate” into plain speech? That question is part of an essay prompt I’m considering for a July writing workshop with Kathleen Norris at the Collegeville Institute at St. John’s Abbey and University in Minnesota. Can you help me think out loud on this one? […]