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Tweets from May 2011 to November 2011 on writing, Karl Barth, John Howard Yoder, and random musings

I have posted my latest batch of tweets from Twitter for the last six months below.  I have tweeted about once every other day: 180 days / 100 tweets.  This 100 includes "Retweets" which are tweets by other people that I thought were worth passing along.  I have been doing most of my “blogging” on Twitter the last couple of years.  I basically try to share quality insights so I think the tweets may have some enduring value but I also post them here for myself because saving my tweets on the blog helps me to access them easily through search--Google searches the blog but not Twitter. 

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  • So, here are my tweets from June 2, 2011 when I last pasted my tweets into my blog and today November 16, 2011. 

    Warm greetings to any readers.  

    Andy

     

    Anna Blanch
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Writing tip: Include the alternative word you were considering [debating with yourself about] using in brackets and keep writing [going].
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    RT: Thanks for a Great Three Years: On Vanhoozer’s Departure from Wheaton College by @JeremyTreat5 @WheatonBlog wheatonblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/tha…
    Trinity Int'l Univ.
    TIU Trinity Int'l Univ.
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Dissertation-persistence means swatting away the common garden-variety demons of procrastination, distraction, and self-doubt. #AcBoWriMo
    Joseph Bottum
    JosephBottum Joseph Bottum
    “The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it’s difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine.” ~Abraham Lincoln
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I listed a bunch of Theological and Biblical Audio Resources at my blog: bit.ly/syp7D7
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Audio & video of Eugene Peterson's Oct 2011 lectures at Seattle Pacific University are online for free #SAF11 bit.ly/vUYQNN @SPUnews
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Tip: Coffee grounds made the grass grow on the bare spots in my lawn.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    "A cup of coffee followed by a 15-minute nap may be more restorative than either one alone." @nytimeswell nyti.ms/smGwgt
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    The kids will enjoy the "Trick or Treat" song by Justin Roberts. myspace.com/justinrobertsm… Roberts is our favorite for kids' music.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Costumes cause children under 4 to cry. Chocolate lessens the crying but the smeared face detracts from the sought-after-cute-photo.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Looking for Karl Barth pumpkin carving patterns. #dissertationprocrastination
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    The announcer, "C u tomorrow night for Game 7 of the World Series." Ryan (6) asks, "Can we go, dad?" "No, but that is the right response."
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Enjoyed hearing @chapclark @jonestony Sharon Ketcham, Mike Langford, @RootAndrew @JeffKeuss at #ayme2011 (aymeducators.org/?page=Conferen…)
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I heard Eugene Peterson speaking tonight at napce.org/conference.html and spu.edu/depts/theology… @napce #SAF11
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Eugene Peterson: Find a couple of theologians you trust and read them. We are not paying enough attention to our good scholars.@napce #SAF11
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Eugene Peterson: St. Mark teaches us that we get to enter the center of the story but we are not the center. @napce #SAF11
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Eugene Peterson: Mark 8--Peter tried to avoid the cross's asceticism. Mark 9-- Peter tried to make the aesthetic functional. @napce #SAF11
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Eugene Peterson: The capacity to say no is the key to freedom. I don't have to do what my culture and glands tell me to do. @napce #SAF11
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Eugene Peterson: Spirituality is today viewed as a certain insipidity--blurred piety. But in the Bible, it means livingness. @napce #SAF11
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Eugene Peterson: Mark 9-16 is dominated by death talk. But Mark is not morbid--Matthew, Luke, and John keep that proportion. @napce #SAF11
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Eugene Peterson: Mark 1-8 Jesus is strolling--leisurely meandering, he has time to eat meals with anyone and take boat rides. @napce #SAF11
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Amy and I are excited for Sara Groves @grovesroad Greensboro concert tonight. missionals.org/saragroves/ Cf @CTEntertainment: christianitytoday.com/ct/music/revie…
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
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    @PLeithart I'm enjoying your tweets: biblical, theological, and historical treats. Thanks!
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    From now on I will put my tweets on Google+ as well as Twitter. plus.google.com/u/0/1111212355…
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Richard Mouw says Mormonism not a cult but not Christian. Jehovah's Witness and Christian Science are cults. bit.ly/qa56RE H/T @ahc
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Review by @jasonclark of @DougGay "Remixing The Church...Emerging Ecclesiology" bit.ly/pJoC2H Compare @jonestony "The Church Is Flat"
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    An online index of John Howard Yoder's work has begun: yoderindex.com by John Nugent, et al. Cf. N's Y. resources walkandword.com/yoder/
    David Dark
    DavidDark David Dark
    "I wasn't saved to run." Fred Shuttlesworth on.wsj.com/oQOIvj
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    ABC Religion
    abcreligion ABC Religion
    Very exciting piece of news: @WestLondonMan appointed as Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Div School, replacing #Hauerwas in 2012.
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    ABC Religion
    abcreligion ABC Religion
    Leading Christian theologian Stanley #Hauerwas on why greed still deserves its place among the deadliest of sins. bit.ly/o6uaPq
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Assemblies of God position paper on "Endtime Revival" (2000) is useful resource regarding charismatic manifestations. ministers.ag.org/resources_ag_d…
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    D.H. Williams at Duke. "Never refer to yourself as a 'scholar.' Let others do that. Refer to yourself as a 'student' of this or that area."
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    "Theology" is rooted in but reflects on more than Systematic Theology topics (doctrine of God, creation, Christology, eschatology, etc).
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    UVa conference topics give glimpse of theology today: Xian reflection on politics, economics, medicine, educ. and race. democraticpiety.wordpress.com/call-for-paper…
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    "Complete Your Diss. in 2 Semesters or Less" gives blunt crass advice but "Writing Your Diss. in 15 Min. a Day" is more freeing & healthy.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Get a bunch of award winning books if you are bored reading to your kids: archive.hbook.com/resources/awar… & Read-Aloud Handbook: amzn.to/o2UKkS
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    The War by Ken Burns (2007). Good overview of American side of WWII. Get DVDs from library or stream from library, Amazon Prime, or Netflix.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    "Complete Your Dissertation or Thesis in Two Semesters or Less" gives blunt logical directions for getting it done. amzn.to/mQ1fR5
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day is an encouraging writing book--a salve for anxiety. "Write first." amzn.to/rg5IBT
    Andy Crouch
    ahc Andy Crouch
    Unfortunately, due to my fiduciary responsibilities as a Fuller trustee, I can't tell you what a fantastic time I had at @regentcollege. :)
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
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    @agnologist Barth and Thurneysen secretly visit Brunner's church when he is preaching and then tell him how bad it was afterward. Ouch!
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    @
    @agnologist In John W. Hart's Karl Barth vs. Emil Brunner (Peter Lang, 2001). Brunner does not look too good.
    IVP Academic
    ivpacademic IVP Academic
    Registration is open for the 2012 Wheaton Theology Conference, "Bonhoeffer, Christ and Culture" sponsored by @ivpress. http://ow.ly/6Hm2u
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    jr_briggs
    jr_briggs jr_briggs
    During a coaching session a pastor told me he just read Nicholas Sparks' book "The Rise of Christianity." I think he means *Rodney Stark*
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    Author, Deep Church
    JimBelcher Author, Deep Church
    Update: Back in Cali after 15 months. Moving to South Florida in one month to be head of practical theology at Knox Seminary. Excited.
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Princeton Seminary's Kenda Creasy calls Sustainable Youth Ministry by @markdevriesYMA "the most sane book on youth ministry ever written."
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Sustainable Youth Ministry by @markdevriesYMA is a phenomenally wise and readable introduction to church ministry. amzn.to/p66B6k
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Registration for Oct 10-11 Pastor's Conference @DukeDivinity with Jeremy Begbie and Marilynne Robinson ends tomorrow. bit.ly/oqNwrZ
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    J.I. Packer's church, one of the largest Anglican in Canada, finally got evicted from their building by their Diocese. stjohnsvancouver.org
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Practical Ministry faculty opening at Pepperdine but one must be associated with "acapella Churches of Christ." seaver.pepperdine.edu/dean/faculty/
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I loved Moneyball the book (way back in 2003)--the only baseball book I recommend (& I played college baseball). The movie comes out Friday.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Erik Larson's NYT best seller "In the Garden of Beasts" is useful background on Bonhoeffer and Barth bit.ly/pgGxRG
    Andy Crouch
    ahc Andy Crouch
    Some provocative ideas from Skye Jethani (@skye_jethani) on the "recipe" for a better kind of church bit.ly/qwXikj
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    EnglewoodReviewOfBks
    ERBks EnglewoodReviewOfBks
    Review: John Howard Yoder: Spiritual Writings - su.pr/1NUxfW //"A Xian life marked by both the politics&the spirituality of Jesus"
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Roman Catholic Nicholas Healy says in ecclesiology "we need to begin with scripture." bit.ly/pwRcpm
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Roger Olsen is quite a blogger: takes on Al Mohler, Rob Bell, evangelicalism, Calvinism, the Masons, and Kierkegaard. patheos.com/blogs/rogereol…
    Christianity Today
    CTmagazine Christianity Today
    Report: Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to quit next yr tgr.ph/pNGz5C An earlier CT piece bit.ly/r2caO2
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Summary by @PLeithart of Robert Jenson's critical review of Nathan Kerr's Christ, History & Apocalyptic bit.ly/mQj4hM HT: @agnologist
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Wendell Dietrich told Hauerwas that Barth said Yoder was his brightest American student.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Yoder gave Barth the pamphlet "Karl Barth and the Problem of War" before his doctoral exams. B. said to Y., "You Mennonites are bellicose."
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Pervasive interpretive pluralism is fine! says @dwcongdon on Gundry's @booksandculture review of Christian Smith's book bit.ly/n0eSiM
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Hauerwas is impressed with papers for tomorrow's Duke Law event: Theological Argument in Law: Engaging with S. Hauerwas bit.ly/nRbpj9
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Twice Hauerwas has read that aloud to me. It summarizes what Protestants need-massive theological reflection--if they aren't to become RC.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    In response to "the ecclesial problem" . . . "Peterson became a Roman Catholic. Barth wrote the Dogmatics." Hauerwas, With the Grain, 178.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Stanley Hauerwas and Curtis Freeman are my co-directors. Allen Verhey and Will Willimon round out my committee. Now, 250 pages to write.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I passed my dissertation proposal defense! The title: "Exemplary Church: John Howard Yoder’s interpretation of Karl Barth’s ecclesiology."
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I'm dying to read the brand new "Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism" edited by Bruce McCormack & Clifford Anderson amzn.to/oLMEex
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Well-written history is as fun to read as the newspaper and much more useful. I'm reading Evangelicalism & Barth (1995) amzn.to/r5sSKF
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I commented on W. Vander Lugt's review of B. Conner's "Practicing Witness: A Missional Vision of Christian Practices" bit.ly/nqem4k
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I briefly commented on The Emperor’s New Clothes: A Review of Defending Constantine @theotherjournal re: @PLeithart and Yoder
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I commented on Out to Lunch: A Response to Stephen Webb’s “Against the Gourmands” @theotherjournal bit.ly/nMOCUS re: @michaelpollan
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I was amused by a school looking for a "Head of User Services" apu.edu/provost/employ… That just sounds funny.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, Novum Testamentum Graece (ed. Nestle-Aland) 27. and Septuagint at academic-bible.com Look out biblegateway
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I don't know how long Microsoft Word has had the Table of Contents feature but it is gloriously easier than doing it by hand.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    The title of Karl Barth's major work is not The Church Dogmatics but rather the Church Dogmatics. At my blog: bit.ly/opRykh
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Christian Smith and I commented on Biblicism and Barth at bit.ly/r1WNXM Cf. Smith's comment #46 @scotmcknight ow.ly/6fisW
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I commented on some nonfiction audiobooks from the library I have recently listened to and what's on the docket next bit.ly/nidlWl
    Andy Crouch
    ahc Andy Crouch
    Why I charge so much, and so little, to speak http://ow.ly/6c1ex
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I posted a few reflections about Christian Smith, Biblicism, and Barth at my blog bit.ly/r1WNXM
    Brookhaven Concerts
    bhavenconcerts Brookhaven Concerts
    Sara Groves announces her Reason to Gather Tour! Our Raleigh house concert is a featured stop. Check it out. bit.ly/nZIm8n
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I wrote up a few theological reflections on the pursuit of greatness, excellence, success, and parenting at my blog bit.ly/r0TMel
    InterVarsity Press
    ivpress InterVarsity Press
    "This is a must-read for parents with young children" http://ow.ly/69KRH
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    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I continue to enjoy and recommend ayjay.tumblr.com by Wheaton College English professor @ayjay It is witty, intelligent, and diverse.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Good piece by @Jasonbyassee "Here's my latest Faith & Leadership essay, worked for months on this one." bit.ly/r9OPZD.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Good writing advice from 23 authors assembled by @stevesilberman You have to page down to get to the bulleted advice. bit.ly/ig6FBI
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    This summer Amy and I enjoyed listening to and recommend The Omnivore's Dilemma by @michaelpollan CD's from the public library--good stuff!
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I recommend The Genius in All of Us by @dshenk Similar to Outliers. Critically reviewed at bit.ly/fnIROq but most of it stands up.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    "I will routinely rewrite a sentence, paragraph and/or chapter 20, 30, 40 times." David Shenk, Genius in All of Us. bit.ly/qgbgrI
    David Swanson
    davidswanson David Swanson
    @ebertchicago: My review of "The Interrupters." There may not be a better documentary this year. bit.ly/nrrCSc” / Seeing it on Sat.
    Retweeted by AndyRowell
    Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    spulliam Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    I feel inspired to write today thanks to Slate. RT @magger I read all the research about how to write faster: slate.me/qliW03
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    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
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    @agnologist Christian Smith has 2 new books out: The Bible Made Impossible amzn.to/oZknUr & How to Go from Being amzn.to/ojQcrq
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
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    @jr_briggs God in Action is a good first exposure to Barth. See my review at amzn.to/mPa6ca See also my advice: bit.ly/bZr0YM
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    If you like Winston Churchill's courage, oratory, humor, wit, and grumpiness (1874-1965), Karl Barth (1886-1968) has all that and more.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    I found a paper my dad wrote for Gordon Fee at @WheatonCollege in 1972 on Raymond Brown on John. I had Fee 30 years later @regentcollege
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    "The average American watched 34 hours 39 minutes of TV per week in Q4 2010." @NielsenWire http://feedly.com/k/jlLRjh
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    Another Year (92% positive reviews Rotten Tomatoes; 4 of 4 stars Christianity Today) and True Grit (96%, 3 1/2 stars) DVDs at Redbox today.
    Andy Rowell
    AndyRowell Andy Rowell
    In his 80's in 1961-1968, Barth refers to Ratzinger now pope 84, Moltmann 85, Küng 83, Pannenberg 82, Eberhard Jüngel 76, & Billy Graham 92.

     

     

     

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