Bruce Herman, detail of QU4TETS #4 (Winter)

Scholar’s Compass: QU4RTETS: A Collaboration

My own recent project, QU4RTETS, comes out of the conviction that a robust “cross-pollination” is possible between visual, literary, and musical forms––and it has developed over the past three years into a collaborative touring exhibition and concert performance with painter Makoto Fujimura and composer Christopher Theofanidis. Read more…

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Theotokos – Mary as the Mother of God. An Advent Devotional

This Advent season, I have been thinking about two topics which might help stir up some thinking about the incarnation which are buried deep in the history of theology and do not get much thought. The first comes from the fifth century – the controversy centered on Mary as the theotokos – the mother of God. Read more…

Alan G. Padgett, DPhil (Oxford), Professor of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN).

Fruitful, Faithful Presence in the Academy: Part II

In Part I, I explored what Alan G. Padgett, DPhil (Oxford) will share at the upcoming Midwest Faculty Conference: Fruitful, Faithful Presence: Living Theologically in the Midst of the Academy (Cedar Campus, MI, 6/22-28).* Although the conference (or what some have termed a Confamication**) will provideRead more…