The end of year silly season started early this year! In the southern hemisphere, where end of year, end of academic year, Christmas, and summer holidays all come together in a tidal wave of busyness each year the craziness of such timing hits home. This year it all seems to have started earlier, that's why I haven't blogged for nearly a fortnight. As well as the usual run up to the end of the year, there's been family stuff, trying to finish Amos, and putting the finishing touches to the Colloquium
issue on "Virtual Theology". And then of course, for this glutton for punishment who never learns from past mistakes we added the Bible Podcasts
Amid all the rush one highlight, a gem of a student essay, a stage three student wrote a clear A+ essay presenting and critiquing Yvonne Sherwood's article "Darke Texts Needs Notes: On Prophetic Prophecy, John Donne and the Baroque." (JSOT
27.1, 2002, 47-74). However, not just an A+ job, but she took Sherwood's ideas and applied or tested them on other texts. Beautiful! I hope she will write it up a bit more over the summer and submit it somewhere, she (the student) does not think she wants to do it for a Master's thesis later...
One of those moments teachers live for!