Dorothy was afraid of the forest, its unknowns, its wild beasts. Her apprehensions on the road to Oz have become a household refrain: “Lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my!” However frightened Dorothy may have been, only one of those beasts seems now to threaten our livelihood. In our economic crisis, media moguls whine loudly, “Bears and bears and more bears! Oh, my!” Their opining comes all too close to home. The bear market seems to be almost more than we can bear.
January 14, 2009 By
Approximately half of my sixteen years of teaching theology has been spent at Westminster. Prior to that, I was on faculty at two secular universities in the UK. The obvious question, therefore, is why did I make the move, at least in the eyes of the wider world, from being a mainstream academic to being a seminary professor, with all of the sectarian connotations that can have? And why did I bring my wife and children across the Atlantic, thousands of miles from family, friends, and all that is familiar, to do so?
January 26, 2009 By