Sunday, April 24, 2011



Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Nature of Grace: Calvin's Semiotic Sacramentology - Outline

Wrote a very rough cut of an outline for a paper I'm working on:
I. Sacraments as the Crux of Nature and Grace
II. Calvin’s Economy of Sacramental Words
III. Sacramental Signs, Signifieds, and Cosmology
IV. Salvation as Deification
V. Sacramentology is Anthropology
VI. Maximus’ Cosmic Liturgy and the Redemption of Calvinist Sacramentology

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Being Ignorant

Through the miracle of transferring between several different schools during my college education, I managed to successfully never learn the proper way to format a paper. MLA, APA, it's all Greek to me. I don't know when to tab, when not to; when to double space, when to single space; when to space between footnotes, when not to; how to correctly write a footnote; when not to use footnotes, when to use in text citations, when not to; when to use endnotes (which I here is "never"); the differences between works cited and bibliographies, et cetera, et cetera.

Yet strangely, I've gotten by. The vast majority of papers I've written have been in Verdana, size 10, 1.5 spacing, with a different citation scheme for every paper. No complaints, no nonsense, nothing. One professor just told me, "Doesn't matter as long as your consistent." Fair enough. Also, it seems, true enough.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


One of my students was taken away by a couple policemen yesterday. Another student, not mine, was found with a BB gun. Eventful day. In my classroom, we learned how to construct circle graphs. Some students said it was the funnest activity of the year, save for a day that involved Skittles and probability.

In other news, I finally got some of that reading time in. FCAT testing was this week so I had a bit of free time to fill. Spent some time here, here, here, and here. Today'll involve ample time in those texts as well. Possibly some coffee, too.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Something's Come Between Us

I've been carrying around volume 2 of the Institutes with me for the past few days, meaning to sit down and spend some time in Book IV, but stuff just keeps coming up. The way it looks, me and Calvin won't get any quality time until this weekend... maybe.