Video of John Green’s Butler University Commencement Address

I previously mentioned (and shared the text of) this wonderful speech to graduates by John Green at this year’s Butler University Commencement. But now there is a video available. Enjoy! [Read more...]

Christ’s Elementary Word

Yesterday in my Sunday school class we discussed Hebrews 5:11-6:3. After a bit of discussion of the penchant in some Christian circles (although by no means all) to be content with an immature understanding of and approach to their faith, and a declining focus on education in some churches and denominations, we turned our attention [Read More...]

Teaching Religion Online

The “Spotlight on Teaching” section of the latest issue of Religious Studies News is focused on online education. It includes interesting articles such as: Sandie Gravett, “Rethinking Online Education” Erica Andrus, “Introducing Religion to Cyberstudents” John Strong, “Hybrid or Blended Teaching Formats” John Baumann, “The Challenge of Online Education” Annie Blazer and Brandi Denison, “The Internet [Read More...]

John Green’s Butler University 2013 Commencement Address

I just saw that John Green has shared the text of his commencement address, delivered at the graduation ceremony at Butler University this year. It was great, and so I encourage you to click through to read it!   [Read more...]

Congratulations, Class of 2013!

Congratulations to Butler University's 2013 graduates! I wish you every success in the future! Please keep in touch!     [Read more...]

Happy End of Spring Semester!

From Prof. Gandalf… [Read more...]

Religions of the World Class Harlem Shake

In case you ever wondered what students in religion classes at Butler University get up to. This is in my colleague Brent Hege’s class. Taking on the Harlem Shake is just the latest end-of-semester activity. He usually does a class photo at the end of each semester. Here’s one from a previous year: [Read more...]

That’s No Research Paper

Via Joel Watts [Read more...]

Acts 26:18 (Bogus Internet Version)

I had a student provide this quote, supposedly from Acts 26:18,  in an assignment: The first step of education is to have one’s eyes opened and be turned from darkness to light. I Googled it and found it has circulated quite widely online. But it doesn’t correspond to the meaning of the Greek text of [Read More...]

Oh, So That’s Why!

HT Peter Enns on Facebook   [Read more...]

BSRI Press Release, Flyer, and Brochure

Some more information about the Butler Summer Religion Institute. There is a press release on the Butler web site, and there are also digital copies of a flyer and a brochure which can be circulated to those who are interested. [Read more...]


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