Tag Archives: academics

Creating Footnotes in Blog Posts Using WP-Footnotes Plugin

Today I decided that I want the footnotes in my WordPress blog posts to actually work. Up to this point I have been pasting directly from Word. This method creates footnotes and hyperlinks, but the hyperlinks don’t actually go anywhere.1 This will not suffice if I want my site to be a useful academic tool. So, like any good WordPress user, I hunted around through the wonderful world of the WordPress plugins library. I found a few hopefuls, but landed on one that is really simple to use and seems to work well. It is called WP-Footnote. read more

  1. Basically, it’s all dressed up and has no where to go []

Book | Minding the Spirit edited by Elizabeth Dreyer and Mark Burrows


Dreyer, Elizabeth and Mark S. Burrows, editors. Minding the Spirit: The Study of Christian Spirituality. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

The following Prezi is a visual way to interact with the notes that come below it. I created this Prezi during an independent study with Dr. Mary Hess in the Fall of 2012.

My Notes


  1. A.Definition: the daily lived aspect of one’s faith commitment in terms of values and behaviors; how one appropriates beliefs about God and the world; the process of conscious integration and transformation of one’s life; the journey of self-transcendence; the depth dimension of all human existence; a dialectic that moves one from the inauthentic to the authentic and from the individual to the communal; the quest for ultimate value and meaning. this broader focus can include elements that are explicitly religious, such as prayer, spiritual disciplines, sacraments, retreats,, worship, and Bible reading. A particularly Christian spirituality is on that involves conscious discipleship, opening oneself to grace in the generosity of the Creator, through the love of God, by the grace of Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Spirit. (XV)
  2. Walter Principe’s three-tiered definition of spirituality:
    1. actual lived experience: attitudes, dispositions, and practices of daily Christian existence.
    2. communal aspects: experienced in the family, parish, or congregation. geographically or culturally located. i.e. Lutheran, Anglican, Augustinian, Carmelite, etc.
    3. formal reflection: academic reflection on the practice and meaning of the spiritual life.

    Christian Spirituality:

    • Triune God
    • Lived Gospel for the World
    • Means of self-transcendence – personal and social transformation that is self-implicating

    Historical Overview

    • sapiential approach
    • rise of dualism: spirit vs. matter

    “Reason came to be seen as a surer way than the imagination to encounter and speak about God.” (XIV)

    “Systematic theology became the “real” theology of the academy, no longer tethered to the messy world of the community’s lived faith.” (XIV) read more