Last week I said that ‘witness’ is part of why we engage the university. Let’s delve a little further into what that might mean. First, witness is about more than speaking. As participants in the university, we place a special emphasis on listening in an active, ongoing way.
Nicholas Wolterstorff is an important voice in our discussions of engaging the university. Here’s a mashup of some of his thinking, which I’ve begun exploring in the last couple of years. Wolterstorff originally comes from a Dutch Reformed background, in the tradition of Abraham Kuyper. He is often addressing Christian […]
• Read the previous posts: part one — part two — part three It’s time to wrap up my survey of Vinoth Ramachandra’s lecture, ‘Engaging the university’. Ramachandra concludes by presenting a vision for university ministry. It’s a different angle to what we’re familiar with as Australians, and he dubs it a […]
I’ve spent my last couple of posts exploring an important lecture by Vinoth Ramachandra. We’ve already had a brief look at the world of the university. Now, let’s ask what it means to be a Christian within that. • Listen to part 2/4 of the lecture • Listen to part 3/4 of […]
A quick heads up: I’m heaps excited to let you know that Tamie has an article in the latest issue of Tyndale Bulletin. This paper argues that literary context, commonly used by evangelicals, and intertextuality, often championed by feminist scholars, are complementary tools for understanding the story of Jephthah and […]