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.
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.
Writing tip: Include the alternative word you were considering [debating with yourself about] using in brackets and keep writing [going].
Dissertation-persistence means swatting away the common garden-variety demons of procrastination, distraction, and self-doubt. #AcBoWriMo
“The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it’s difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine.” ~Abraham Lincoln
I listed a bunch of Theological and Biblical Audio Resources at my blog: bit.ly/syp7D7
Tip: Coffee grounds made the grass grow on the bare spots in my lawn.
Costumes cause children under 4 to cry. Chocolate lessens the crying but the smeared face detracts from the sought-after-cute-photo.
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."
Eugene Peterson: Find a couple of theologians you trust and read them. We are not paying enough attention to our good scholars.@napce #SAF11
Eugene Peterson: St. Mark teaches us that we get to enter the center of the story but we are not the center. @napce #SAF11
Eugene Peterson: Mark 8--Peter tried to avoid the cross's asceticism. Mark 9-- Peter tried to make the aesthetic functional. @napce #SAF11
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
Eugene Peterson: Spirituality is today viewed as a certain insipidity--blurred piety. But in the Bible, it means livingness. @napce #SAF11
Eugene Peterson: Mark 9-16 is dominated by death talk. But Mark is not morbid--Matthew, Luke, and John keep that proportion. @napce #SAF11
Eugene Peterson: Mark 1-8 Jesus is strolling--leisurely meandering, he has time to eat meals with anyone and take boat rides. @napce #SAF11
I'm enjoying your tweets: biblical, theological, and historical treats. Thanks!
Richard Mouw says Mormonism not a cult but not Christian. Jehovah's Witness and Christian Science are cults. bit.ly/qa56RE
Very exciting piece of news: @WestLondonMan
appointed as Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Div School, replacing #Hauerwas
Leading Christian theologian Stanley #Hauerwas
on why greed still deserves its place among the deadliest of sins. bit.ly/o6uaPq
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."
"Theology" is rooted in but reflects on more than Systematic Theology topics (doctrine of God, creation, Christology, eschatology, etc).
"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.
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.
"Complete Your Dissertation or Thesis in Two Semesters or Less" gives blunt logical directions for getting it done. amzn.to/mQ1fR5
Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day is an encouraging writing book--a salve for anxiety. "Write first." amzn.to/rg5IBT
Unfortunately, due to my fiduciary responsibilities as a Fuller trustee, I can't tell you what a fantastic time I had at @regentcollege
Barth and Thurneysen secretly visit Brunner's church when he is preaching and then tell him how bad it was afterward. Ouch!
In John W. Hart's Karl Barth vs. Emil Brunner (Peter Lang, 2001). Brunner does not look too good.
Registration is open for the 2012 Wheaton Theology Conference, "Bonhoeffer, Christ and Culture" sponsored by @ivpress
During a coaching session a pastor told me he just read Nicholas Sparks' book "The Rise of Christianity." I think he means *Rodney Stark*
Update: Back in Cali after 15 months. Moving to South Florida in one month to be head of practical theology at Knox Seminary. Excited.
Princeton Seminary's Kenda Creasy calls Sustainable Youth Ministry by @markdevriesYMA
"the most sane book on youth ministry ever written."
Registration for Oct 10-11 Pastor's Conference @DukeDivinity
with Jeremy Begbie and Marilynne Robinson ends tomorrow. bit.ly/oqNwrZ
J.I. Packer's church, one of the largest Anglican in Canada, finally got evicted from their building by their Diocese. stjohnsvancouver.org
I loved Moneyball the book (way back in 2003)--the only baseball book I recommend (& I played college baseball). The movie comes out Friday.
Erik Larson's NYT best seller "In the Garden of Beasts" is useful background on Bonhoeffer and Barth bit.ly/pgGxRG
Review: John Howard Yoder: Spiritual Writings - su.pr/1NUxfW
//"A Xian life marked by both the politics&the spirituality of Jesus"
Roman Catholic Nicholas Healy says in ecclesiology "we need to begin with scripture." bit.ly/pwRcpm
Roger Olsen is quite a blogger: takes on Al Mohler, Rob Bell, evangelicalism, Calvinism, the Masons, and Kierkegaard. patheos.com/blogs/rogereol…
Wendell Dietrich told Hauerwas that Barth said Yoder was his brightest American student.
Yoder gave Barth the pamphlet "Karl Barth and the Problem of War" before his doctoral exams. B. said to Y., "You Mennonites are bellicose."
Hauerwas is impressed with papers for tomorrow's Duke Law event: Theological Argument in Law: Engaging with S. Hauerwas bit.ly/nRbpj9
Twice Hauerwas has read that aloud to me. It summarizes what Protestants need-massive theological reflection--if they aren't to become RC.
In response to "the ecclesial problem" . . . "Peterson became a Roman Catholic. Barth wrote the Dogmatics." Hauerwas, With the Grain, 178.
Stanley Hauerwas and Curtis Freeman are my co-directors. Allen Verhey and Will Willimon round out my committee. Now, 250 pages to write.
I passed my dissertation proposal defense! The title: "Exemplary Church: John Howard Yoder’s interpretation of Karl Barth’s ecclesiology."
I'm dying to read the brand new "Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism" edited by Bruce McCormack & Clifford Anderson amzn.to/oLMEex
Well-written history is as fun to read as the newspaper and much more useful. I'm reading Evangelicalism & Barth (1995) amzn.to/r5sSKF
I commented on W. Vander Lugt's review of B. Conner's "Practicing Witness: A Missional Vision of Christian Practices" bit.ly/nqem4k
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, Novum Testamentum Graece (ed. Nestle-Aland) 27. and Septuagint at academic-bible.com
Look out biblegateway
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.
The title of Karl Barth's major work is not The Church Dogmatics but rather the Church Dogmatics. At my blog: bit.ly/opRykh
I commented on some nonfiction audiobooks from the library I have recently listened to and what's on the docket next bit.ly/nidlWl
I posted a few reflections about Christian Smith, Biblicism, and Barth at my blog bit.ly/r1WNXM
Sara Groves announces her Reason to Gather Tour! Our Raleigh house concert is a featured stop. Check it out. bit.ly/nZIm8n
I wrote up a few theological reflections on the pursuit of greatness, excellence, success, and parenting at my blog bit.ly/r0TMel
I continue to enjoy and recommend ayjay.tumblr.com
by Wheaton College English professor @ayjay
It is witty, intelligent, and diverse.
Good piece by @Jasonbyassee
"Here's my latest Faith & Leadership essay, worked for months on this one." bit.ly/r9OPZD.
This summer Amy and I enjoyed listening to and recommend The Omnivore's Dilemma by @michaelpollan
CD's from the public library--good stuff!
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.
"I will routinely rewrite a sentence, paragraph and/or chapter 20, 30, 40 times." David Shenk, Genius in All of Us. bit.ly/qgbgrI
: My review of "The Interrupters." There may not be a better documentary this year. bit.ly/nrrCSc
” / Seeing it on Sat.
I feel inspired to write today thanks to Slate. RT @magger
I read all the research about how to write faster: slate.me/qliW03
If you like Winston Churchill's courage, oratory, humor, wit, and grumpiness (1874-1965), Karl Barth (1886-1968) has all that and more.
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.
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.