Warp and Woof (3.8.2013)

Prison Reform – As a board member of a prison ministry, I have seen first hand the good, bad, and ugly of America’s prison system. Several articles worth reading – Prison and the Poverty Trap; Incarceration in Fragile Families; Collateral Costs of Incarceration; The Sentencing Project; and Incarceration and Cutting Crime.


Scholars and the Church – Krista Dalton writes a personal account of the tension often encountered by scholars in the church. Really enjoyed it especially since it was on my mind this week also.


Seminary as a Cemetery – Amanda says maybe it should be.


Congrats to Marc Cortez and Nijay Gupta for new jobs. I hope they both keep blogging!


Warp and Woof (1.18.2013)

The first warp and woof of 2013 and only three topics? I consider it win that I did not spend too much time on the internet this week, rather was reading from books! Not saying that the internet is bad, just books are better…OK sermon is over. The links:


How to Become a Biblical Scholar – Quick and informative interview of Clifton Black that also hits the trifecta … mentioning quacks, shysters, and nut-jobs.


Phyllis Trickle, Twitter Arguments, and Privilege – Not really tied into the Emergent scene, but these three articles are good reads (agree or disagree). I especially appreciated Krista Dalton’s on privilege because sometimes I feel like I should apologize for being a white male…newsflash: I wasn’t part of the decision making process!


Since I read books this week, I feel entitled to tell you how to read more books. Actually not me, but will point you in good direction.


Hope to see you Monday as I survey the way metaphors have been understood from Aristotle to Lakoff.