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May Book Displays: Summer Reading

The semester has wrapped up and hopefully your stress levels have subsided and you are looking forward to some rest as the summer begins. But what a fantastic opportunity to use some of your extra time and grab a book or two to pour over at your own pace! The best part about these e-books is that you can borrow and return them from wherever you are conveniently residing this summer. Grab your laptop or e-reader, a cold coffee drink (if it ever warms outside!) and settle down with some of these good reads.

9781441213594Creation Untamed by Terence Fretheim is an excellent book for those with the “big” questions about the unstable, often violent, and unforgiving environment that pervades our world. But it is also a sobering call to realize our role in creation. The author says, “Ultimately, the creation is in God’s hands, yes, but in the meantime, human beings are called not to passivity but to genuine engagement.”  He gives a thorough analysis of creational themes in the book of Job as well as the matter of suffering. It is a responsible academic, yet still very practical work. Fretheim’s sensitivity to the contemporary issues, as well as to how Scripture speaks to the matter, is laudable.



All Work, No Pay by Lauren Berger is something that I would encourage anyone at any level in their education to pick up, but especially if internships are an academic requirement. When my wife had recently told me that she had applied to some fifty or more internships, I was not really impressed, I was aghast! That’s a lot of applications! I think we are all familiar to some degree with the seemingly grim prospect of opportunity in the job market. With internships being a popular trend in both education and the job market, getting internship experience is as competitive as ever. All Work, No Pay gives you just about everything you would need to know about internships from an experienced professional.


Editor’s note: Stay tuned for more summer reading reviews!

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Happy Birthday, TEDS!

This month, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School is celebrating God’s faithfulness over the past half decade. In the fall of 1963 the first classes convened in Deerfield, and since then God has used TEDS to touch the lives of individuals and communities around the globe.

Now, when I set out to write a post about TEDS’ 50th, I figured I’d have to do some research of my own in order to write a brief overview of the school’s history. But what do you know — those great folks in charge of the celebration have already done it! So, lest I recreate the wheel, I’ll simply embed the (very informative, I might add) timeline of TEDS’ history that’s available on Prezi. When you need a study break, take a look! You’ll probably learn something you never knew.

(Note: It’s a big presentation, so it may take a few moments to load.)

If you’re interested in learning even more about the kind of scholarly and theological reach that TEDS has had over the past 50 years, check out our bookshelf near the front entrance — it’s full of books and resources created by our own faculty over the years. Even scanning through the titles will show you just how wide-ranging the interests and specialities are among those who have graced our campus.

Happy birthday, TEDS! It’s been a great 50 years, and here’s to (at least) 50 more!