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A first visit to Oxford University Parks

Considering how close we live to Oxford, I really haven’t explored the city very much.  I keep meaning to take Monkey on one of the open top bus tours so we can both learn a little more about a county … Continue reading → The post...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jul 16, 2016

Biblical Literature

It must be difficult to write a Very Short Introduction. Although the series is published by Oxford University Press, I’m not being a shill. As someone who writes the equivalent of several of these little books a year, I imagine … Continue re...

Biblical Literature

It must be difficult to write a Very Short Introduction. Although the series is published by Oxford University Press, I’m not being a shill. As someone who writes the equivalent of several of these little books a year, I imagine … Continue re...

Dinosaur Dinnertime? Silent Sunday My Sunday Photo 290516

Last Sunday we spent the afternoon in Oxford.  We popped into the Oxford University Museum of Natural History for a while.  It looked very much as if it was Dinosaur Dinnertime from this viewpoint! Those poor people.     The post Dinosau...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on May 29, 2016

The Amazing Effects of Learning to Read & Helping the Child Who Struggles with Reading

“The image was riveting. Like an X on a treasure map, the orange-yellow spot on a series of MRI frames marked an area in the brain that was brimming with activity. We were witnessing the physiological impact of greater reading exposure in the b...
by Notes from An Alien on Apr 4, 2016

Long Revision

Those of us who write know all about revising. You go back to a piece you wrote, maybe even just days ago, and you see all the things you want to change. Corrections, improvements, deletions, retractions. Histories are particularly prone … Cont...

History Needs Trump Political Correctness

History refers to what actually happened. True, that's not always been the case in history books. However when I say history, that's what I'm referring to. Not the winner writing history to support their views as has often been the case.Political cor...
by Murdockinations on Jan 25, 2016

In the Mail, @OUPAcademic’s “We Gather Together – The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics”

Don’t you think this is timely? The story of the birth of the Religious Right is a familiar one. In the 1970s, mainly in response to Roe v. Wade, evangelicals […] The post In the Mail, @OUPAcademic’s “We Gather Together –...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Oct 13, 2015

In the Mail, @OUPAcademic’s “”

Don’t you think this is timely? The story of the birth of the Religious Right is a familiar one. In the 1970s, mainly in response to Roe v. Wade, evangelicals […] The post In the Mail, @OUPAcademic’s “” appeared first on...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Oct 13, 2015

Review, “A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism” @OUPAcademic

…it makes sense that Christian feminists today are often drawn to their nineteenth-century predecessors in their own search for inspirational forebears, to a time when Christianity and feminism were often […] The post Review, “A New...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 27, 2015

Book Notice, @OUPAcademic’s “The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe”

Thanks to OUP for the review copy. In 1144, the mutilated body of William of Norwich, a young apprentice leatherworker, was found abandoned outside the city’s walls. The boy bore disturbing signs of torture, and a story spread that it was a rit...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jun 29, 2015

Book Notice: @OUPAcademic’s “Shared Stories, Rival Tellings: Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims”

Thanks to OUP for sending along the preview copy: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are considered kindred religions-holding ancestral heritages and monotheistic belief in common-but there are definitive distinctions between these “AbrahamicR...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jun 8, 2015

in the mail: @OUPAcademic’s “”A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism”

Thanks to Oxford University Press for this free review copy A New Gospel for Women tells the story of Katharine Bushnell (1855-1946), author of God’s Word to Women, one of the most innovative and comprehensive feminist theologies ever written.
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 28, 2015

Oxford Haunts

When I travel, when I have time to plan, I like to visit the haunts of literary figures. It would be difficult to think of two more influential (or abbreviation-ridden) English writers than J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. … Continue reading →...

Psalms of Lament

Fate can be decidedly cruel sometimes.  Accidental discoveries can be the most painful of all.  As my regular readers know, I wrote a book on the Psalms (Weathering the Psalms, Wipf & Stock—on sale now!) while teaching at Nashotah House ̷...

Everyone Can Be {More} Creative . . .

We all have the “creativity-gene”. Or, if you prefer, we all have the Will to Create. Even if you think you’re not creative at all, I bet, within the past few hours, you faced some decision and made your own creative choice about wh...
by Notes from An Alien on Feb 5, 2015

Everyone Can Be {More} Creative . . .

We all have the “creativity-gene”. Or, if you prefer, we all have the Will to Create. Even if you think you’re not creative at all, I bet, within the past few hours, you faced some decision and made your own creative choice about wh...
by Notes from An Alien on Feb 5, 2015

Tony Abbott: What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t

"I couldn't bat, I couldn't bowl, I couldn't field, but I could sledge, and I think I held my place in the team on this basis, and I promise there'll be none of that today." #TonyAbbott #Indiancricketteam...
by Make Time For Sports on Jan 1, 2015

Tony Abbott: What he said, really meant and definitely didn’t

"I couldn't bat, I couldn't bowl, I couldn't field, but I could sledge, and I think I held my place in the team on this basis, and I promise there'll be none of that today." #TonyAbbott #Indiancricketteam...
by Make Time For Sports on Jan 1, 2015

Emma Watson splits from boyfriend @ Celebrity News

Emma Watson splits from boyfriend @ Celebrity News >> Emma Watson has split from her boyfriend. The ‘Noah’ actress and Oxford University student Matthew Janney, 22, went their separate ways a month agobut have agreed to remain fr...
by DARK GOSSIP on Dec 12, 2014


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