BooksFriday Five

Friday Five: Top Books of 2020

It's the time of year when book awards are being given out. Here are the ten books (two sets of five) published this year that have been the most generative for my thinking, scholarship, and formation. First, here are five recently books I have not…
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December 18, 2020
Teaching Reflections

Teaching Snapshot: Teaching the Bible

This week I've been sharing a glimpse of each of the four courses I'm teaching this semester. My fourth class is called Teaching the Bible. Here's the trailer I prepared for the course: https://youtu.be/Pl-pQ0b8ySo I find this class challenging to teach, at least in the…
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August 27, 2020
Teaching Reflections

Teaching Snapshot: Biblical Foundations

I teach theology at Dordt University, and courses resume this week. At least that's the plan. Here is northwest Iowa we are attempting in-person classes (masked and distanced). Actually, to be precise, we are attempting what's called a HyFlex model, where we prioritize in-person classes…
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August 24, 2020
PsalmsTalks & Lectures

The Voice: Psalm 29 (devotional)

https://youtu.be/ZggN93OoU5I This summer at Dordt, members of the theology department and campus ministries have been sharing devotionals in a series called "Hidden Gems," on texts that everyone may not know all that well. My contribution was on Psalm 29, a psalm that has helped me with…
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August 19, 2020