Blueprint, the annual Co-mission media forum will be held on 13th Feb, 2010. Main speakers this year are Ellis Potter and Jim Paul (more details on the Blueprint page). Minor speakers may include yours truly. This year’s theme is work:
Doing good work is time-consuming and hard. Why do it? What is the eternal value of being a creative? What is the point of technical excellence? Does our work matter? For how long? Doesn’t it all get wiped away at The End anyway? What is The End? And how does knowing the answers to any of these questions actually help?
If you, or someone you know, is a Christian working in any creative industry within shooting distance of London, this day is really not to be missed.
You do nothing by half-measures. If you’re going to read the Bible, you want to read it in the original languages. If you’re going to teach, you’re going to reach as many souls as possible, through a proliferation of lectures and books. If you’re a guy and you’re going to fight for purity … well, you’d better hide the kitchen shears.
Find out which Church Father you are at The Way of the Fathers!
Origen is, however, one the few Church Fathers who already appeared on my Category list. So maybe there’s something in it…
I do seem to remember a number of my friends bemoaning the lack of affordable, well-made, cotton clerical shirts. These are fair trade, but I don’t think that should put you off if they fit the bill in other respects. They are also asking for suggestions of colours to expand their range.
ETA: On closer inspection, I am amused to see that one of the Butlers who make up ‘Butler and Butler’ is none other than Simon Butler, who many years ago lived in the room next to mine at Oak Hill. As I recall, he funded his way through college by running a car-import business. Clearly the entrepreneurial spirit lives on.
…to celebrate International Septuagint Day! Though I should point out that, technically, this was last week. But still, what’s a week or two in the context of more than 2,000 years or so since the Septuagint was produced?
Here’s an excellent post explaining why the LXX is such an important text for all biblical scholars, theologians, pastors, single men looking for a date…
Don’t forget that you can see the Codex Sinaiticus online here.
The New English Translation of the Septuagint is also available free to download by book.
I have a website! Come and look at the shiny. (It’s not all pink, I promise.)
This does not mean that I am abandoning the blog, by any means. But the blog doesn’t do everything I want. I’m hoping to expand the website to be a useful resource of links, essays and articles related to my academic interests as well as including a range of other things that I’m interested in. There will be no need for you ever to click on the ‘Craft stuff’ page, unless you want to.
I have also succumbed to twitter, where you will find me as ros_clarke.