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Bringing Sexy Back for DET’s Birthday!

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Observe the pictures above, gentle readers. On the left you see pictured Justin Timberlake, singer, songwriter, actor, etc, and on the right is pictured David W. Congdon, kickass dialectical theologian. Both men, it could be argued, have brought, are bringing, and will continue to bring the proverbial “sexy” back. Only one of them, however, is also bringing Rudolf Bultmann back. Unless, that is, the gentleman on the left has as yet hidden depths…

I hear you, gentle readers, I can see into your minds: “What, oh what,” you ask yourselves, “does this have to do with our beloved, esteemed, decorous theology blog?” I’m glad you asked. You see, tomorrow is DET’s 11th birthday, and I felt that this momentous occasion warranted breaking our current hiatus to conduct something of a celebration. And since I won’t be at my computer terminal tomorrow on DET’s actual birthday, I thought I’d celebrate it today.

What’s that? You wonder what on earth this has to do with Mr. Timberlake? Well, as so…

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

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…or, Something to keep you busy over the weekend…

…or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere.

We interrupt this DET summer hiatus to bring you a link post! It has been a month and a half since the last link post because, well, we’re on hiatus. But there are two reasons why I decided to pop out of self-imposed obscurity to offer you these links: first, because my link pile grows at the same rate during hiatus as it does when not on hiatus, and the pile is currently huge and in need of reduction; second, because it’s John Calvin’s 508th birthday!!!

So, in addition to the usual list of links from elsewhere on the interwebs, I thought that I would bring you a selection of DET’s posts on Calvin in honor of his birthday. This is your chance to learn quite a lot about him by creating on the screen of your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or even desktop monitor. So, without further ado, here are some…

DET posts on John Calvin:

Calvin, Christ, and the Sword - This was my first ever post about…