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Choice Blog Entries – Pornography, Memoirs and Thinking Backwards


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I don’t always get the opportunity to read as many blogs as I would like to read, but when I take some time to read various blogs, I am usually enriched. Personally, I’m really glad for all the bloggers out there who continue to blog and write rich content for their blogs. Here are three blog entries that I thought you might enjoy this week.

Wired for Intimacy
My friend John Chandler at some strange ideas reviews the book Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brian. John let’s us know that author brings two disciplines – Christian ethics and neurological studies of the brain to talk about pornography and intimacy and how pornography is not simply a matter of sinful behavior.

The Gospel Makes Everyday Possible
This is an interview that Andy Rowell has with Stanley Hauerwas in regard to his new memoir. Hauerwas explains his new memoir, addresses his critics, and explains why he says, “We’re all congregationalist now. The interview it in Christianity Today.

So You Want to Go to Grad School: Think Backwards
James K.A. Smith, professor of Philosophy at Calvin College gives some help for those who have a desire to go to Grad School. His first advice is “don’t”. But for those who feel called, he calls us to think backwards. This is helpful for anyone contemplating grad school.


2 Responses to Choice Blog Entries – Pornography, Memoirs and Thinking Backwards

  1. Jake Belder says:

    Hey JR, I’m curious how you reacted to Smith’s posts on post-graduate education, since you’ve been contemplating going that route.

  2. JR Woodward says:

    His thoughts were not new for me, but I did like them. I’ve been thinking backwards for some time (lol) and as I finish up here at Fuller, I’m thinking of applying for Princeton Theological Seminary right now, for a ThM and then see what I may want to do from there. As far as thinking backwards, I want to continue the basic path I’ve been on, and that is helping church planters, working with church planting networks, writing, etc. As far as teaching, I’m thinking that would probably be a part time gig as an adjunct professor, but who knows. Discerning my post grad path has been like looking at a Polaroid picture, as things get closer, things get a little clearer.

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