On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, I will be attending the 2012 Pastorum Live Conference in Chicago.
This conference is put on by the folks who produce Logos Bible software and features some of the finest Bible scholars in the world, including names you hear often here on Internet Monk, such as Scot McKnight, Peter Enns, and John Walton. (For a full list of speakers, click HERE.)
The focus of the conference will be on understanding the Big Story of the Bible and learning to grasp Scripture’s details in the light of God’s grand narrative.
I will be blogging at Internet Monk about the conference, including some interviews, and you can also follow comments throughout the days at:
- Facebook. Just friend “Chaplain Mike” on FB and you’ll get my status updates throughout the conference.
- Twitter. You can follow me @chaplainimonk.
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- A Week of Mutuality at Rachel Held Evans’ blog. The purpose of the week, in her words — “I’m not aiming to spend much time arguing against complementarianism, but rather showing that egalitarianism is a tenable position for Christians, based on scripture, reason, tradition, etc.”
- An amazing article by Rachel Adams, which argues that disability does not equal suffering, and that we should learn to alter the way we view and talk about people with conditions such as Down Syndrome.
- In light of our Sunday posts on changing relations between Protestants and Catholics, I encourage you to look at Ed Kilgore’s recent piece in the New Republic, “The Widening Political Divide Between Catholicism and Mainline Protestantism.” Kilgore ponders “cross-cutting trends” such as the growing liturgical unity between Catholics and the mainlines, while at the same time political differences are increasingly dividing them and leading Catholics to cooperate with evangelicals who have abandoned historic liturgy. “All these cross-cutting trends and counter-trends in American (and global) Christianity call into question any glib arrangement of denominations, movements, or individuals as conservative or liberal, traditionalist or modernist.”