The Internet: All or Nothing?

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel set in the near future, The Year of the Flood, said this about the internet, and I thought it deserved to be shared (p.293): And the Internet was such a jumble of false and true factoids that no one believed what was on it any more, or else they believed all of [Read More...]

Restoring Your iPad From Backup (When Things Go Wrong)

If I’ve seemed surprisingly quiet over the past couple of days, it is because I decided that I ought to finally respond to Apple’s notifications that there was an update available for iOS, the iPad operating system. I backed up my iPad, then let it do its thing. As has happened on the last several [Read More...]

Interesting Posts Elsewhere: New Location!

I mentioned needing a replacement for TheOldReader. I am going to give Feedly a try – it looks promising. The main thing it lacks is the ability to share select posts to an RSS feed. But I think there is a solution which may be acceptable to those who've enjoyed that sidebar or RSS feature. [Read More...]

Farewell to The Old Reader

It sounds as though the enterprising individuals who created The Old Reader didn’t anticipate just how popular their creation would be, and just how much work it would take to maintain it. And so they will be eliminating their public site and most of the accounts soon. And so once again, I find myself in [Read More...]

The Word Became App

Evangelicalism has never, ever been about just “the Bible alone.” Sure, the slogan has been used in Protestantism. But the Reformers knew that the Bible is never alone, and provided commentary on it. And often times the provision of commentary – one thinks of the infamous Schofield Reference Bible – has influenced an incredibly large [Read More...]

The Old Reader is Down

Many readers will know that, in order to be able to have a feed of shared items that others can access (which used to be in a sidebar on the blog before that started causing errors due to slow load times), I moved from the now-defunct Google Reader to TheOldReader, which was basically a clone [Read More...]

Academic Scholarship on Reddit

Today I learned (sorry, I couldn’t resist using that popular Reddit phrase in this context) that there is a subreddit on Reddit dedicated to matters pertaining to the academic study of the Bible. One interesting discovery there was an article by Greg Jenks, available on Academia.edu, on “The Quest for the Historical Nazareth.” There is [Read More...]

Online and Hybrid Teaching Resources

Several items of interest have come my way today. The Chronicle of Higher Education had an article about flipping the classroom in an introductory course about ancient Rome. And the supplement to volume 16 of Teaching Theology and Religion is currently accessible for free online, with many book reviews focused on technology, pedagogy, and the offering [Read More...]

RSS Graffiti and TwitterFeed

Those of you who connect to my blog via Facebook (whether on the Exploring Our Matrix page or my own personal profile) or Twitter will have witnessed some of the inadequacies of the NetworkedBlogs app, which has been offering dead links on some occasions and duplicate postings on others. I have deactivated the NetworkedBlogs syndication [Read More...]

Misotechnophilia

At a strategic planning meeting today related to technology at Butler University, a colleague mentioned his love/hate relationship with technology. I thought that there ought to be a term for this. Another colleague suggested technoambivalence, but that seems to be different than love and hate. So I suggested “misotechnophilia.” But does that term more readily [Read More...]

Are E-Books Unscholarly?

I found myself feeling somewhat dismayed reading Michael E. Smith’s grumpy post about e-books at Publishing Archaeology. One of his complaints is about the inability to cite a specific page number in e-books. He asks “Is it no longer considered important that a reader be able to cite a specific page number in a book?” [Read More...]


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