To Q or not to Q


It's not really a question that keeps me up at night, and I'm not terribly sure where I land (though in my thesis I presumed the existence of Q), but I do find it interesting that the two men I can call Doktovater land on complete opposite sides of the debate. Two years ago, Craig A. Evans defended the existence of Q in The Synoptic Problem: Four Views and this year David Wenham's new book From Good News to Gospels: What Did the First Christians Say About Jesus? appears to deny it (according to Long's review). 

Bishop Curry's wedding sermon

I don't have anything to add to the ongoing commentary surrounding Bishop Michael Curry's powerful Royal Wedding sermon, but I want to help spread it across the internet in my own way, so I'm posting it as well:

If I were going to say something, it would go something like this:

'Don't slam the Royal Wedding sermon'

Advising Freshmen

Today was my last day with my advisory of two years. Next year I go back to advising another group of freshmen for a two year term. I've been thinking about what it is that I need to emphasize to my freshmen this time. What would *you* like to have learned/been told/been taught as a freshman that would have given you the skills necessary to have a successful high school career?