Pondering Seminary

From First Thoughts

[caption id=”attachment_8985” align=”aligncenter” width=”150” caption=”Dr. Mark Olson”][/caption]Dr. Mark Olson recently sat down with me to discuss seminary and its challenges and opportunities.  Dr. Olson is the President of the John Leland . . . . Continue Reading »

Exploring the Canon

From First Thoughts

I recently interviewed Dr. Mark Olson about the development of the New Testament canon.  Dr. Olson is the President of John Leland Center for Theological Studies (www.leland.edu).  You can listen to the podcast . . . . Continue Reading »

The Measure of All Things

From First Thoughts

Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen recently asked the HBS class of 2010, and the readers of the Harvard Business Review, “How will you measure your life?”  (Tagline from the print edition: “Don’t reserve your best business thinking for your . . . . Continue Reading »

My Virtual 60-Foot Sailboat

From First Thoughts

A neighbor kindly introduced me to another neighbor I had not yet met.  After hearing where I live, the new neighbor said to me, “Oh, you’re in the house with the gaggle of kids.”  As she said this, she rolled her eyes and made a face as though she smelled something . . . . Continue Reading »

A Matter of Life and Death

From First Thoughts

HBO tells us “You Don’t Know Jack,” referring to Jack Kevorkian, played by Al Pacino in HBO’s recent movie of the same name, or as some might call it, a hagiography of Dr. Death.  Kevorkian came to notoriety in the 1990’s as a leading advocate of assisted suicide . . . . Continue Reading »