Virtual colloquium, Jonah and anti-American sentiments
Which is quite a combination! The colloquium is (last night and today) in it's face-to-face phase, last night we met, got to know eachother better and ate ;) Today we have an hour each for discussion of the papers, which are all (more or less) on the colloquium blog Virtual Theology
, and where discussion (open to the public) has begun. Getting ready for this is part of the reason my postings have been less frequent recently, and why this post is a triple-banger...
My Jonah notes
and anti-American sentiments (though not mine!) are related, though bloggily. Michael Strickland, who is the American-in-Birmingham behind Anglophile
, left a comment on this blog as a response (in part) to my comments on his comments on the kneejerk il-informed anti-American sentiments he experienced, in his comments he also said:
I liked your Narrative Analysis of Jonah so much that I used much of it in my hermeneutics class when I was covering NA.
Which, of course, left me 'dead chuffed', since the Jonah material does not get anything like the attention that the Amos commentary receives.
Anyway, time to get going, and breakfast (if I can verbalize that noun) the troops (the Australian contingent are staying with us to save cash) for the colloquium...