BREAKING: JI Packer threatened with suspension

February 29, 2008

“As evidence of the escalating crisis in the global Anglican Communion, today one of the of the world’s most esteemed Christian theologians, Dr. J.I. Packer, received a letter threatening suspension from ministry by the controversial Bishop of New Westminster, Michael Ingham. Bishop Ingham accused Dr. Packer, hailed by Time Magazine as the “doctrinal Solomon” of Christian thinkers, “to have abandoned the exercise of ministry” after the church where he is a member voted to separate from the diocese and join the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone under the oversight of Anglican Archbishop Gregory Venables. r. Packer, who was ordained in the Church of England, is the author of the Christian classic, “Knowing God,” and joined Billy Graham and Richard John Neuhaus as one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influential evangelicals in 2005. Read the rest of this entry »


Jim Wallis @ Denver Seminary March 3rd

February 29, 2008

Special Event with Jim Wallis
Hosted by Dr. Danny Carroll R. and Dr. Vernon Grounds
Monday, March 3, 3:00-4:30pm
Executive Board Room
  (2nd Floor, Graber Administration Bldg)
Lecture, Q & A, and Book signing

Jim Wallis is a public theologian, preacher, speaker, activist, and international commentator on ethics and public life. His new book is called The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics in a Post-Religious Right America.

His previous book, God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It (HarperCollins, 2005), was on The New York Times best-seller list for four months. God’s Politics was widely credited with sparking a national conversation on faith and politics.

Jim Wallis is president and executive director of Sojourners, where he is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine—whose print and electronic publication reaches more than 250,000 people. He speaks at more than 200 events each year and his columns have appeared in major newspapers such The New York Times, The Washington Post,The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe, among others. He appears regularly on radio and television programs, including Meet the Press, Hardball, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The O’Reilly Factor, and National Public Radio. In addition, Jim Wallis teaches a course at Harvard University on “Faith, Politics, and Society,” and is the author of eight books, including Faith Works; The Soul of Politics: A Practical and Prophetic Vision for Change;Who Speaks for God? A New Politics of Compassion, Community, and Civility; and Call to Conversion.

NDPR Review of Merricks’s _Truth and Ontology_

February 22, 2008

Read the review here.

HT: Prosblogion.

Charles Barkley &”fake Christians” on CNN

February 22, 2008

Barey Carey has posted a very interesting response to part of an interview with the Round Mound of Rebound, that is, Sir Charles Barkley (who, perhaps, played basketball due to complete inability as a philosopher). Check it out here, at With all Your Mind.

LSU Philosophy Conference Call for Papers

February 18, 2008

LSU Philosophy Conference


The Graduate Students of Louisiana State University’s Philosophy Department invite submissions for our First Annual Philosophy Conference. Papers in any area of Philosophy are welcome, from any philosophical tradition; submissions from graduate and undergraduate students will be considered. The conference will be held April 11-12, 2008, on the Baton Rouge campus of LSU.

Please submit papers as an attachment to an email, with ‘submission’ in the subject line, in .pdf or .doc format to:

Submission deadline: March 13, 2008

We are pleased to announce that François Raffoul will deliver our keynote address: “The Question of Ethics in 20th Century Continental Philosophy”

Presentations are limited to 30 minutes, so papers should be no more than 15 pages, and should be suitable for blind review—with no identifying information on the pages of text. Please include a detachable cover sheet with your name, a 250 word paper abstract, university affiliation, and email address.

The conference organizers will arrange accommodations for presenters in the homes of graduate students.

Questions? Write us at

ID professor Guillermo Gonzales loses tenure bid…

February 12, 2008

See here for the full article.

Steve Cowan’s Review of “The Golden Compass”

February 7, 2008

may be found here.