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Rob Bradshaw’s full time job is librarian at Spurgeon’s College in London. But he also has a passion for making theology available on the Internet.
Here is the website you need to know:
Rob has digitized 40,000 articles from dozens and dozens of journals. Some you have heard of. Some you have not. But he has done his due diligence to contact the authors and/or their heirs to make sure he has permission to put their work on the web so that people across the world can see it.
In this time of Covid-19 when libraries are closed and resources are scarce, it is great to have access to these articles. They are cross-referenced by author, publication, topic, etc.
Rob has articles on a variety of disciplines: theology, church history, Old Testament, New Testament, and archaeology. The website above mentioned above curates and organizes the entire collection of digitized articles.
Now, Rob does this on the side, as a gift to scholars, pastors, and students. Access to the articles are free, but if you’d like to help him with some of the expenses, leave some money in the tip jar before you go.
Wheaton College has a history of hosting first rate theology conferences. 2018 is no exception when Marilynne Robinson and Rowan Williams address the campus. The theme of the conference is “Balm in Gilead.”
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson is one of the most eminent public intellectuals in America today. In 2016, Time magazine even identified her as one of “The 100 Most Influential People” in the entire world.
She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and, until her recent retirement, was a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Elegant and probing meditations upon the Christian faith often grace her work. Her trilogy of novels, Gilead, Home, and Lila,evocatively and sympathetically present the lives, families, and spiritual convictions of two Protestant ministers in mid-twentieth-century Iowa. Her essays – gathered in collections such as The Death of Adam, When I Was a Child I Read Books, and The Givenness of Things – also recurringly contemplate theological themes.
Many of these reflections are grounded in her defiant judgment that the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformer John Calvin still deserves a hearing in the twenty-first century. This conference will offer a memorable opportunity for leading theologians, historians, literary scholars, and church leaders to engage in a thoughtful theological dialogue with both her published work and with Marilynne Robinson herself as she participates fully in this event. There were also be an emphasis on how Robinson’s work can illuminate Christian preaching and ministry, and pastors are warmly invited to attend. The keynote addresses will be given by Marilynne Robinson and Rowan Williams.
Registration is required and there is a cost for anyone who is not a Wheaton College student, staff member, or faculty member. We expect this conference to sell out, so we recommend booking as soon as possible. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org