15 October 2005


Since I've not blogged much of anything this week, I though I might blog a random list of items.

random link: from National Geographic Traveler online magazine, "Philadelphia: The Next Great City."

random quotation: Aristotle (Greek philosopher, 384-322 BC), "It is the mark of an educated mind to be to able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

random picture: Claire from a Sunday afternoon a couple of weeks ago, playing in the back garden, still wearing her church dress:

random book: The Practice of Everyday Life by Michel de Certeau, from the incisive French Christian theorist, applying the insights of philosophy and cultural studies questions of faithful praxis in the contemporary world.

random film: The wonderful Danish film Italiensk for begyndere, part of Dogme 95 productions, which have a very peculiar set of strict rules about filmmaking, which nonetheless seem to have produced some very good films.

random theology link: Think Tank: generous orthodoxy in the academy, where the emergent church meets serious academia in what looks like a fruitful conversation.

random upcoming event: John Milbank speaking on "Theurgy, Russian Orthodoxy, and the New Horizons of Theology," 18 November 2005, 7pm, in Philadelphia at the Marriott hotel, prior to the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting.