Please, Read Our Nephew’s Scholarly Paper!

Our nephew, Andrew, is attending divinity school, and he’s apparently reached a kind of crisis point.

He’s busy writing papers for his classes, and he’s wondering whether anyone will ever read them — or for that matter will ever care about what he thinks.

So, on his Facebook page, Andrew has posted one of his scholarly papers and invited comment.  The paper is available to all here.  It’s called The Primal Force of New Testament Composition:  Existential Dread.  It’s about the New Testament, the historical Jesus, existential dread, igneous and sedimentary rock, and other scholarly concepts that fit pretty well in  the context of this holiday season.

I don’t want this budding religious scholar and social activist to feel like his hard work is for naught.  So what do you say, Webner House readers?  Is anyone out there willing to tackle this scholarly paper and let our nephew know that his work actually has been read by living, breathing humans?

4 thoughts on “Please, Read Our Nephew’s Scholarly Paper!

  1. First, Andrew’s paper is absolutely magnetic! I am a few pages into it and I will continue to read as time permits. This time of year is my most demanding so, as is so sadly, often the case, work first.
    WB, please tell Andrew not to be discouraged. I am enjoying his paper and only wish I had more time available to read it all at one sitting. How lucky you are to have a family full of interesting young people.


      • I took a union break and finished Andrew’s paper this morning. I enjoyed thinking and exclaimed aloud, “Yes! I am a Markan control freak! Yes! We are living contradictions, in the belief and hope for the non-linear and possibility of an afterlife, confined to finite bodies.” If there is a mouse in the office, she surely must think I am losing my mind, talking to a computer screen.
        Speaking as an atheist, believing that it is possible that the energy encompassed in the body through life, perhaps, becomes part of universal energy in general, but not consciously so, after death, I was fascinated by Andrew’s paper. Please pass my remarks along to him as well as my most enthusiastic encouragement.


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