I recently heard Adam Grant, author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World on MPR. The show proved delightful, and one line has stuck with me. Grant said (something like): Creativity is old things in new combinations and new things in old combinations. That description is also a simple, though fairly accurate, way of describing […]
A chapel sermon at Luther Seminary Lent II | February 17, 2016 True Citizenship Philippians 3:17-4:1 I. We live in a very strange country. Take, for example, the reality that our presidential election season lasts the length of five or six actual seasons. Farmers can plant and harvest and plant another entire crop in the […]
When it comes to teaching, I think a lot about maintaining the fine balance between clearly, loudly, explicitly teaching my students things to know, and subtly, quietly, implicitly teaching them ways to think.
Classes start today at Luther Seminary following a service complete with presidential sermon and abounding in Harry Potter robes. Last week was “First Week” when we welcomed new students to campus and barraged them with orientation information until they begged to start classes and get started on their homework. On some seminary social media channel, […]
A few weeks ago I received a fun surprise package in the mail: Writing Theologically, edited by my friend and future colleague at Luther Seminary, Eric D. Barreto. Along with the books Reading Theologically, and Thinking Theologically, which came out a few months earlier, Writing Theologically serves as a foundation for learning for those considering or […]