26 August 2008

better late than never

In the "better late than never" category, over at Cynthia Nielsen's blog Per Caritatem, she's just recently finished up hosting a terrific Augustine Blog Conference.

The conference featured eight excellent essays, followed by commentary and stimulating conversation. Topics included the relationship of Augustine's thought to a variety of figures: Henry of Ghent, John Duns Scotus, Martin Luther, G.W.F. Hegel, Karl Barth, Alvin Plantinga, Henri de Lubac, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Jean-Luc Marion.

It's all worth a read, so take a look.

25 August 2008

covers

Well, classes started back up again today.

Summer was pretty crazy with teaching two overlapping summer courses, writing an article (which isn't quite finished yet), speaking at a conference, reviewing a book, submitting a conference proposal, attending a couple of conferences, along with the various family stuff and church stuff, Laurel starting a new job, and getting ready for the school year.

At any rate, I'm curious what some of your favorite song covers are.

For instance, Cake's version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails's "Hurt" are both pretty choice, in my opinion. On the other hand, Paul Anka's cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is vaguely disturbing, though also kind of funny.

So, what are some of you faves?