Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Here's that Finals Schedule

And it's looking absolutely horrid. I might (depending on scheduling of other things, like doctors' appointments) ask Dr. Hallstrom if I might take my PDE final a day early.


8:00-10:00 Early Christian History
10:30-12:30 Partial Differential Equations
1:30-3:30 Christian Personal Values


10:30-12:30 Real Analysis I
1:30-3:30 Religion and Science

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm Insane

Apparently I don't need Cryptography next semester. I don't even need to be in Differential Equations.

I also don't need to be in two of my theology classes, but those are good to have on hand for fulfilling my General Education upper-division stuff.

Sometimes it pays to actually check one's plan for graduation. If I had I might've been actually able to double-major-double-minor. Oh well.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Stuff on Translations

Henri Neufeld has some interesting thoughts on Bible translations.

In other news, grad school in historical theology means I'll be learning some new languages. Latin and Greek for source texts and French and German for scholarship. (Thankfully it sounds as if the learning of the latter two will be a tad less intense.)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Adventure and Inconvenience

"An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." - G.K. Chesterton

To be honest, sometimes these words seem to fit Disney movies more than they fit real life; what right-minded person looks at inconveniences as if they were adventures? But I'm starting to think they might be much more applicable to real life than I had started to think. After all, Chesterton never promised the resulting adventure would be fun or that the resulting inconvenience would not. He only said that an inconvenience can be looked at as adventure and an adventure as an inconvenience, and at least in the vast majority of cases I would say he's probably right.

Also, in other news, I've started a new thing where I'm trying to pray (not long, just like a line or two) every time I wash my hands.