Author Archive

Life Among the Dutch...

It was in late 2008 or early 2009, I can’t remember which, that I first found myself staring with some confusion at a church directory containing a truly ridiculous number of entries under V and Z. Also, there were no Toews. Nor Thiessens. Nor Klassens, Peters, nor Enns (not even Ens!). For a guy who […]

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Language, sex, and submission...

[Trigger Warning: rape, sexual abuse] [Update: Please note that Jared Wilson has publicly apologized for the initial post and, to a degree, his response. I applaud him for doing so, as public apologies can be very difficult to swallow. I still disagree with his views on human sexuality, and think that there are significant and […]

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Top Five...

One of the joys of being home in Saskatchewan right now is that I get to spend time with my sister Terry and her husband Tim.  Of all of our family we’ve probably seen the least of them since we moved out to Ontario a few years ago, and so it was great to spend […]

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Polar Tension...

Last week was a very good week, especially for my CV.*  First, on Wednesday I heard back from the editors of a collection of essays to which I’ve contributed a paper with the news that they were accepting my 4th revision for publication.  Yay!  Second, on Friday I heard back from a peer-reviewed journal saying […]

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Ainsley Joy...

Well folks, meet my brand new little girl, born by c-section this afternoon at 1:44, 8lbs, 4oz.  Ainsley and mommy are both doing great.

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Need a Little Help from the Linguistics Nerds...

Okay all of you Hebrew linguistics nerds out there, I need a little help.  I’m putting together my reading lists for my comprehensive exams, and one of them will be on modern linguistics and biblical Hebrew.  So hit me, your best monograph recommendations, either with regard to general linguistic theory, or to the application of […]

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The Nonsense of Taylorization...

The year after I graduated from high school I worked as a laborer at a company called Nu-Fab.  Nu-Fab builds pre-fabricated housing products, including things like pre-made walls, laminated beams, gable ends and gable ladders, and (most of all) roof trusses.  I spent almost all of my time at Nu-Fab building roof trusses.  It was […]

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Time to Sign Off...

I realized today that I haven’t even opened my WordPress dashboard in weeks.  And when I did finally open it, I really didn’t have any particular desire to write anything.  All of this tells me that it’s time to take a break from blogging.  I’ll leave the page up, and I might decide to come […]

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T Minus Two Days...

The countdown until the end of the semester is on.  I can tell for two basic reasons.  The first is that hits on my Hebrew Stuff page have been spiking again, so I know the Intermediate Hebrew crew are working on their vocab and parsing skills.  The second is that it’s Monday night at 8:41 […]

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Too Much Love for Jim?

Has anybody else noticed that the biggest item on Roland Boer’s tag cloud is “Jim West”?  Hmmmmm, curiouser and curiouser.  Also, spell checker doesn’t pick up curiouser, which is odd.

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