general (dis)interst

on being a Bibliogian©

Posted by PeteEnns on May 16, 2015 in general (dis)interst 33 Comments

By the power vested in me by the Internet, I hereby invent a new word, Bibliogian©. Anytime you use it footnote me and send me $1. Theologians, church historians, and philosophers have their own words. So why can’t I? Hi, my name’s Tim and I’m a philosopher. My name’s Susan and I’m a historian. My

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Was George Washington a Christian? (and the answer is….)

Posted by PeteEnns on October 5, 2014 in general (dis)interst 51 Comments

I came across this article written back in 2008 by Dr. Robert Duffett, president of Dakota Wesleyan University at the time, and now president of Eastern University for just over a year. Duffett offers a perspective on the faith of our “founding father” that sobers popular notions of Washington being a church-going evangelical–not to mention our country founded from

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official and authoritative report on the EXTREMELY VITAL Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Baltimore

Posted by PeteEnns on November 25, 2013 in general (dis)interst

I just got back home from my trek to the annual major nerd geek fest called the Society of Biblical Literature meeting (“SBL” to insiders), where biblical scholars and doctoral students gather once a year, some to mark their territory, others to claim pack dominance, and still others to obsess over their intellectual inadequacies. In

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In Other News, Germansrecognizetheyuseunnecessarilylongwords

Posted by PeteEnns on June 4, 2013 in general (dis)interst

Sorry folks, I can’t resist this. Apparently my years-long letter writing campaign has born fruit: Germany is officially dropping its longest word, 63 letters, the title of  a law regulating the testing of beef: Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz. The article will even show you how to pronounce it, though you might want to be sitting down and wearing

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Helping Friends in Need: A Fundraiser for the Bohannons

Posted by PeteEnns on May 14, 2013 in general (dis)interst

Two dear friends of mine, Steve and April Bohannon, have had more than their share of challenges, struggles, and fears. For the past decade, April has had recurring bouts with brain cancer (see her brief story below). Beyond the worries that accompany such trials, the financial strain of medical costs have been oppressive. April has

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