Friday, April 29, 2011

Yes, Virginia ...

... there is a sanity clause.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

What's this about Maundy money?

This looks to be an interesting theory, but I'm not quite sure how well it reconciles the problem of "three days and three nights" (!) in the tomb. What do you think? Will we soon be celebrating Maundy Wednesday? And what's all this about Maundy money? I would think foot-washing and the love commandment might have merited mention, wouldn't you?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Constance Cherry, The Worship Architect

Look what showed up in the Inbox ...

UPDATED: I have a brief review of Cherry's book that will be appearing in an upcoming edition of Interpretation.

Why should law bloggers have all the rhetorical fun?

A bunch of law bloggers are lauding the release of Ward Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric. As one who approaches homiletics from a theological, rather than a rhetorical, perspective, I nevertheless hope that coming generations of preachers might acquire a healthy dose of phronesis when it comes to the oratorical arts, ... without (ahem) turning into lawyers, of course.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Word is Out on Year D

I thought you might be interested in knowing where Year D is being read with interest and put to use.

90.8% of the traffic is from the US, and 3.5% from Canada. No big surprise there, since the electronic announcements I sent out last autumn went almost entirely to contacts in the North American church.

What is interesting is where the rest of the traffic comes from (in descending order): Germany, Russia, South Korea, and the UK, make up a little less that 1% each.

The next group: China, Croatia, France, and Brazil, a bit less than 0.5% each.

Other sources of light but measurable traffic include (in no particular order): Denmark, VietNam, Australia, New Zealand, Belarus, Chile, Ghana, Malawi, Egypt, Malaysia, Israel, and - would you believe it? - Iran. (The list is not exhaustive.)

No doubt some of this traffic is mere trolling, aimless browsing, etc. But much of it is also undoubtedly word of mouth and ... the Spirit at work! To God be the glory!