Popping Shrimp and Online Teaching

There’s a wonderful op-ed piece by Aaron Hirsh in today’s New York Times, on online teaching and what it stands to gain and lose. His proposal, that wise use of online components can free up more time for experiential learning, resonates with my own thoughts on this subject.   [Read more...]

Surf to Song Number…

From Cartoon Church   [Read more...]

The Quantum Mechanics of USB Drives

Via Marc Cortez   [Read more...]

A Bible That’s Falling Apart

Charles Spurgeon's famous quote, updated for more recent Bible-reading technology. HT Christian Memes on Facebook.   [Read more...]

Great Name for a Wi-Fi Network

This was spotted somewhere in my neighborhood. I have a funny feeling that the CIA would be the least likely to name their network “CIA Surveillance.” But as a way of freaking out neighbors, and hopefully getting them not to try to use your wi-fi, it is a great idea. In fact, the full name [Read More...]

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...]