Category Archives: Rants

PhD Students at Princeton Theological Seminary

This has all the makings of one of those posts that I’ll regret later on, but nevertheless… I’ve been an M.Div student at Princeton Seminary for five months now, and while that’s hardly enough time to make a definitive study … Continue reading

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How (Not) to Teach Greek

***Please Only Read this Post in Conjunction with This One, Published Shortly Afterward.*** That may seem like an audacious title coming from someone only three weeks into Summer Greek in his first year of seminary, so let me preface: I’m … Continue reading

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Competitive Greek Anxiety, Ph.D

So classes start this Monday. Well, one at least — my Greek class. And from what I’ve heard, that should be enough: It’s a ten-week course, and due to the “intensity” of it all, students are highly discouraged from working … Continue reading

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Boob Jobs for Christians!

Ordinarily, I try pretty hard to avoid listening to Christian “talk radio” stations, for obvious reasons. But I must have been either bored or incredibly lost on the dial this afternoon, because I managed to stumble across 100.7 The Word … Continue reading

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AIDS Evangelism

The AIDS virus gets a pretty bad rap, and for good reason. It’s not something I would wish for a friend, or even an enemy for that matter. But maybe it is something I would wish for the church. According … Continue reading

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Bend Over, Oral Roberts: Here Comes Pat Robertson!

Because Oral Roberts University doesn’t have enough problems now that Richard Roberts has officially resigned, suddenly Pat Robertson is offering his help. Great idea — replace one greedy, corrupt, power-tripping televangelist for another one. From Roberts’ son to Robertson. That’ll … Continue reading

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Spanish Inquisition…Presbyterian Style

I’ve been writing a lot in the past few weeks, just not for my blog, unfortunately. As some of you know, I’m in the process of becoming an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). To be accepted as an … Continue reading

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