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Extra-Curricular Activities 07.13.13

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Paul and Union with ChristWilliam Campbell – an RBL review of Paul and Union with Christ.

“The entire study is clearly written, well organized, and therefore very easy to use. It represents an enormous amount of work, carefully and consistently organized, rendering it a very helpful tool for research and ongoing future consultation.”

Brian Martin - Learning to Love Rejection

“In my career, I’ve published a great many articles and
books. What most of my colleagues don’t know is that I’ve had lots of
rejections too — hundreds of them. Rejections are a dirty secret among

Amanda MacInnis - On Writing a Thesis

“The most paralyzing thing is a blank computer screen. The
idea does not have to be fully developed before you put it on the screen. Even
if it’s a half-formed thought, putting it on the screen (or on paper) will help
get you started.”

Derek Rishmawy - Studying Doesn't End with Classes

“If I had to boil down my advice, I'd say that studying
doesn't end when classes are over—it's only begun. Faithful ministers need to
be continual students of the Word and of their people.”

Kate Monaghan - Restoring Your Heart, the Church, and St.
Patrick’s Cathedral

“St. Patrick’s faces Rockefeller Center outside of which
Atlas struggles under the weight of the world. If you enter the cathedral, walk
all the way to the back into the Lady Chapel, and turn around, you’ll see
behind the main altar a small statue of the Child Jesus. In his hand he’s
holding the weight of the world too, but, unlike Atlas, effortlessly.”

Michael Bird - Tossing Tridentine and Reformation Ships

“I think it clear that the social and soteric go together. At the end of the day, Paul is arguing that Gentiles do not have to become ‘Jews’ in order to become ‘Christians.’”

Louis McBride - A “Plain Sense” Reading of a Text is Still
an Interpretation 

“Some people find it hard to accept that their reading of a
text is an interpretation of the text. They may think and claim that their
understanding of the text accords with the ‘plain sense’ of the text. But they
do need to acknowledge that what they take the text to mean is an
interpretation, an interpretation that has to be justified.”


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