Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Professor?

Recently in The New York Times, Mark Bauerlein (who happens to be a professor here at Emory University in the English department) wrote an article titled "What's the Point of a Professor?" As someone who is headed (hopefully!?) to a job in academia, I found this article to be an important (though I suppose as others have argued, subjective) perspective on the current state of the professorial position. 

I'll link the NYT article here and would be interested to hear your thoughts if any.
Bauerlein has also received some criticism (see here), and in response, he was interviewed for some post-article Q&A here.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Candler Centennial (1914–2014/15)

This academic year marked the 100 year anniversary of the founding of Candler School of Theology here at Emory University. In order to mark this significant milestone of Candler, the school ran a year-long program, including a conference during this spring semester (Mar. 18–20). This conference kicked off with a keynote address from my doktorvater, Luke Timothy Johnson, titled "Theological Challenges of the New Century."

I saw that Candler now has uploaded all the videos from this conference to their Vimeo website, and I thought I would share with you Luke's address: