Welcome to TelfordWork.net! Here is a guide to my site.
If you are among the following, please read this open letter to my students and their parents, pastors, and friends.
I invite you to respond to me by e-mail, with two caveats: First, my response times can be less than polite, for which I apologize in advance. Feel free to nag me with another message. Second, if you are one of my students, don't send me e-mails that stylishly refuse to capitalize, punctuate, spell properly, or use complete sentences. Consider our communications an extension of our class.
Above you will find links to my mothballed web journal Clutter, a curriculum vitae, a theological FAQ with commonly asked questions and answers about my discipline and me, and a page of my favorite Internet links.
There is much more below:
photo: Brad Elliott, a long time ago
... lists my various professional stations in life. If the profession of theology is mysterious to you, check out "What Do You Do, Anyway?"
... features resources for current, former, and prospective students.
Would you like to audit a course introducing Christian doctrine? Be my guest. All those class lectures are online at iTunes U. My general education course in Christian Doctrine now operates on a 'flipped classroom' model. Students watch lectures outside class, taking optional anonymous online quizzes we can all look at later. This frees classroom time for us to discuss, problem-solve, interpret scripture or course readings, and take on other tasks that are best done face-to-face. recording all of my lectures as video podcasts.
Here are the basic rules of the game for all my classes, a few (strong) suggestions on writing papers, pointers for presentations, advice for students preparing to preach, peer review guidelines, FAQ's, and forms for students reviewing other students' assignments.
Here are syllabi for the courses I have taught or plan/hope to teach over the years at school and church (in which you can find assignments, book lists, lecture outlines, and reading introductions):
1999-2002, 2003-present: Westmont College
rs127 Doctrine of God
rs127 Catechetical Theology
1997-2000, 2004-2008: Fuller Theological Seminary
ch501 Patristic Theology
st509 Doctrine of Scripture
2002-2003: Azusa Pacific University
theo303 Theology and Christian Life
theo353 Church History
theo363 Contemporary Christian Thought
1999-2002: Christian Assembly
... features writings for peer-reviewed scholarly journals, edited books, and popular publications:
The Soulless World of Tom Wolfe
Rock of Aged
Speaking for the Spirit in the Time of Division
My Enemy, Myself
Once Upon a Tribulation
Review of J. Denny Weaver, The Nonviolent Atonement
Synoptic Star Wars
Annunciation as Election
'Iconomy': A Rule Theory for Images in the Church
I Belong to the One True Church
Kiss Me, Kate: Putting Visions of Religious Convergence to the Test
Advent's Answer to the Problem of Evil
Reordering Salvation: Church as the Proper Context for the Ordo Salutis
... features formal addresses I have delivered at meetings of professional societies and at academic campus events:
... features sermons, chapel talks, articles for the school newspaper, and unpublished writings:
... introduces my books, some reading suggestions in my field, my philosophies of education, and a few last odds and ends.