Call for Papers: Theology and Tolkien

No proper list of the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century can exclude the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. His works are not only much-read and beloved, but also Hollywoodized (Peter Jackson), and have launched (or, perhaps, re-envisioned) an entire genre of fiction. As a result, they have made an indelibleContinue reading “Call for Papers: Theology and Tolkien”

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Agape and the Long Defeat – George Hunsinger

Saturday’s first plenary was delivered by George Hunsinger. He is the McCord Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his degrees at Stanford, Harvard, and Yale. He is most noted for being a leading expert on Karl Barth. His paper brought together two, (to my knowledge) conversation partners that have never beenContinue reading “Agape and the Long Defeat – George Hunsinger”

Book Review – Risky Gospel by Owen Strachan

There is a seed of courage hidden (often deeply, it is true) in the heart of the fattest and most timid hobbit, waiting for some final and desperate danger to make it grow.  – Tolkien Centuries of peace have made hobbits fat and timid. The same holds true for most Christians. We forget that weContinue reading “Book Review – Risky Gospel by Owen Strachan”