Archive for May, 2011

Good news everyone.

I’ve purchased a new laptop and have access to the internet again. (I’ll also be able to repair my desktop computer with very little cost. Ain’t life grand). That means you can expect posting to begin again soon at CaptainThin. Come to think of it, I guess it just did.

Actually, I’ve had the laptop for about a week and a half now, but was traveling with a friend last week (to see friends in Ottawa and to attend a seminary convocation in Indiana). Incidentally, that last event was kind of interesting as it took place the day Harold Camping predicted the Rapture. There I was, visiting a Mennonite seminary and the guest speaker was a Lutheran. It doesn’t get much more “the lion will lay down with the lamb”-ish than that. Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold. Surely the second coming is at hand…

Just a note to apologize that there haven’t been any posts this week. My computer died recently, so my internet access has been limited as a result. I’m currently looking at options to salvage data from the hard-drive, and shopping around for a replacement computer. Check back here for new posts hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, here are links to some of the more interesting posts on this site over the past year. Check them out.

1. A discussion entitled “Faith and Politics: The Christian’s Civic Duty, or Why Christians Must Vote.”

2. A “Call to Discipline” for Lutherans.

3. Christianity and Literature Series

Part 1 – “Contra Litterās: Augustine and the English Majors”
Part 2 – “What Good is Literature? Bunyan and Losing Ourselves to Find Ourselves”
Part 3 – “Judging the Literary Experience – Embracing Truth, Rejecting Error”
Part 4 – “Beauty in Literature and the Christian Reader”
Part 5 – “Literature and the Limits of Language”

4. A review of Alister McGrath’s book Mere Theology (or, in America, The Passionate Intellect).

5. A meditation on the “Incarnational Mercy” of God.

6. A review of Peter Hitchen’s book The Rage Against God.

7. A call to end “Name-Calling in the Church.”