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Calling out Christian leaders in the age of Digital Media

July 12, 2011

I’ve been following current discussions about comments made by Mark Driscoll on facebook asking for suggestions of effeminate worship leaders. I’ve read a number of posts criticizing Driscoll including this guest post on Jesus Needs New PR by Dianna Anderson titled “Dear Mr Discoll” and “A Jesus I can beat up” on her own blog […]

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Are you a #Digidisciple ?: I am!

July 8, 2011

There’s is so much going on for me at the moment – so much that I’ve been wanting to share – but have been feeling like I’m standing in front of a firehose ! Nonetheless, here’s one piece of news: I’m joining in the #digidisciple project as a monthly columnist. I’m going to be writing […]

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5 Things People Assume About Theologians

June 3, 2011

In my experience, and after almost 2 years as a doctoral student in Divinity (Theology and Literature), I’ve been struck by how taken aback people often are when they find out what it is that I spend my time writing about. So, I present to you, from my own limited experience, what i’ve gleaned from […]

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Blogging, public criticism, and searching my heart redux

March 17, 2011

This is a repost of Blogging, public criticism, and searching my heart from July 2010.This is one time where I feel my thoughts and feelings in a post have only been intensified and confirmed over time.  Sometimes I read a critical comment on mine own or another blog, or I look back at something i’ve […]

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The Basics: Writing a Book Proposal

November 15, 2010

The Basics consists of general and introductory advice for research tasks and professional development, like using research libraries, reading and notetaking, submitting and presenting conference papers and journal articles. This post considers the elements of writing a book proposal.  In a post on St Eutychus, Nathan shared a lecture by Michael Bird on The 8 elements […]

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Thesis Writing November!

November 1, 2010

So, this month there won’t be significant amounts of new material on goannatree. For a few reasons: * I’m working on the final stage of the new website design! The initial testing was really positive and i’m excited to be able to share the next iteration of Goannatree with you soon. * I’m doing my […]

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Transpositions Tuesday: Reviewing bad art, defending Simon Cowell, and telling the truth

July 27, 2010

Transpositions Tuesday: Where I talk about reviewing bad books, defending Simon Cowell’s right to be forthright, and why it matters to tell the truth when art is bad. Keepin’ it real; or What Simon Cowell has to do with being a Christian critic « Transpositions Earlier this week I found out that Simon Cowell is […]

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Christian Scholars Directory Update

July 22, 2010

I updated the U-Z section on the weekend. As always I’m looking for further additions, suggestions, and corrections for the Directory as a whole. Christian Scholars Directory: U-Z Anna M Blanch is founder of Goannatree, and a PhD candidate in the Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts, University of St Andrews, Scotland. Here is […]

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The Christian Artist and the Church

July 18, 2010

Over at Transpositions there has been a series of exceptionally thoughtful and thought-provoking posts about the role of the Christian Artist which have raised some questions about the nature of both “Christian art” and the artist’s sense of membership with the church. I commend the following posts to you. In The Burden of Autonomy, Sara […]

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New Theology, Imagination, and the Arts Blog Launched: Transpositions

June 28, 2010

I’m excited to introduce a new blog about theology, imagination, and the arts.  TRANSPOSITIONS Transpositions  is a collaborative effort of students associated with the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews. On one level, transpositions connotes our goal to create conversations between Christian theology and the arts, Just like […]

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