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Announcing the Wenden House Project

I am really excited about this one. All the labor that has gone into the recovery of Latin is starting to bear some serious fruit. The press release from NSA is below:

An initiative at New Saint Andrews College will fund graduate student fellowships to translate theological works of 16th- and 17th-century Reformers from Latin to modern English for use by Christians around the world.

With two founding gifts – of a rare collection of Reformation-era books and funding for two initial graduate fellowships – the College plans to begin translation work this fall. In launching what has become known as “Wenden House Project,” students in the College’s Theology & Letters M.A. program will be the initial beneficiaries, receiving annual fellowships of half or more of their graduate tuition in exchange for translation work. The College’s Tyndale Library will provide a home for the Wenden House Project Collection, and ultimately, the students’ translation work will be published in both scholarly volumes and for free use online by Christians worldwide.

Support for the project has come from a private donor and the Davenant Trust, a recently-founded organization dedicated to the renewal of Protestant theology and historical scholarship.

“We’re very grateful for the gifts we’ve received for this initiative,” said NSA President Roy Atwood. “It’s a boon to our graduate program and opens doors for others to join us in supporting and growing this bold initiative that has such global impact.” President Atwood commended College Dean Dr. Ben Merkle, who will provide the editorial direction and program oversight, for his visionary work in establishing the project.

“The Anglo-Saxon verb wenden literally means ‘to turn’ or ‘to redirect,’” explained Merkle. “Our goal will be the same:  to redirect the insights of the sixteenth century into the twenty-first.”

Merkle likened the project to King Alfred the Great’s ninth century recovery of Latin volumes of early church fathers like Augustine and Gregory which were similarly left untranslated on library shelves.

The Master of Arts program in Theology & Letters at New Saint Andrews College is an academically-rigorous, two-year graduate program for those aspiring to be theologically-informed creative writers and/or culturally-informed theologians. Students interested in the Davenant Fellowships to be awarded by the Wenden House Project should inquire at (208) 882-1566 and learn about the M.A. program at www.nsa.edu.

New Saint Andrews is a nationally-recognized, limited-enrollment liberal arts college in the classical and Christian tradition located in historic downtown Moscow, Idaho, on Friendship Square. The College is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Association of Reformed Colleges and Universities.

I Like the Trailer, but the Book is Better

Boys of Blur | Official Trailer from Gorilla Poet Productions on Vimeo.

Hall of Tyrannus Online

The apostle Paul was a strategic thinker. He understood the concept of a “decisive point,” which is a point in the enemy’s line which is simultaneously stratetgic and feasible. No sense attacking places that cannot be taken. No sense taking places which make absolutely no difference to the battle whether or not you take them.

One of the targets Paul selected was the city of Ephesus, about which a great deal has been written. But I want to say just a few things about his rental choices once he got there.

“But when some became stubborn and continued in unbelief, speaking evil of the Way before the congregation, he withdrew from them and took the disciples with him, reasoning daily in the hall of Tyrannus.” (Acts 19:9, ESV).

Paul taught first within the existing network — the synagogue. This was an established place for preaching and teaching the Word of God. He taught there until the opposition hardened, at which point he went down the road and rented a lecture hall. The hall was named after, or was owned by, a man named Tyrannus, who judging from the name was apparently a pretty rough customer.

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Boys of Blur

What could be better than a novel releasing in just a few weeks, involving a Grendel story and some young boys, and football, and Florida? And ancient secrets? Well, not much actually.

Boys of Blur


Sexual Confusion- Who Are You?

Our college ministry, Collegiate Reformed Fellowship, is sponsoring a big event next month. Sam Allberry, author of Is God Anti-gay?, will be speaking at the University of Idaho on Wednesday March 5th at 7:30pm. His story is one of God’s goodness in the midst of same sex attraction, and is a powerful testimony for those needing encouragment in the face of this temptation.

Here is a short promo video:

The Facebook event is here:

And a short interview with Sam on LivingOut.org:

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What Do We Mean by Sole Source?

Shipping Room

The photo above is the Canon Press/Logos Press warehouse, a place, as you can clearly see, of haunting beauty. So let me tell you about something that is going on in there.

So this particular installment of Education Thursday is addressed to administrators and board members of classical Christian schools. I know you are out there — I have been to a bunch of your schools. Nobody is making this up.

Last year Logos Press test drove this particular service with a few schools, and we trust that the bugs are now deceased. The service I am speaking of is called Sole Source. Let me mention the benefits first. This service will save you and your staff in two areas — it will save you headaches, and it will save you money. This thing is simple and it brings savings.

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A Bit More on Mercy Rule

You can now see the trailer for Mercy Rule over in my sidebar. I can honestly say that if you schedule this for your family movie night, you will have an edifying blast together. I don’t go in for spoilers here, but I will say that there is an A story and a B story — the A story is the father’s battle with the bad guys who are trying to shut down his business, and the B story has to do with the son’s desire to pitch for his team. The two stories wend their way together by the end in quite a satisfying way. And I should say that the way I came into having seen it already is that Nate was the screenwriter for it. If you like his turn of mind when it comes to story-telling, you will like this.