Jesus Auto-Complete Fail

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Domnuleţ şi Domn în Cer

The video version on YouTube of the Bucharest Madrigal Choir singing this carol is cut off at the end, so here’s an audio-only version of one of my favorite carols they perform, “Domnuleţ şi Domn în Cer” composed by Gheorghe Cucu. Corul Madrigal – Domnulet si Domn din cer http://embed.trilulilu.ro/audio/ruga/cbc78f3020ba94.swf Asculta mai multe audio diverse [Read more…]

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Approaching Milestone

Those few readers who regularly scroll all the way to the bottom of the blog may have noticed the little counter near the bottom left side, and thus may be aware that this blog is approaching an important milestone. Based on typical numbers of hits per day, there is a slim chance that the number [Read More…]

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Children Tell The Story Of Christmas (With Minor Amusing Variations)

http://o.aolcdn.com/videoplayer/AOL_PlayerLoader.swf HT Jesus Needs New PR [Read more…]

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Tron Christmas Special

Apparently there was a Tron Christmas special once upon a time – or at least a spoof commercial for one. Funny or Die unearthed it, and IO9 shared it. http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf The 1982 Tron Holiday Special from Rip Taylor [Read more…]

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Pro-Life (A Short Story)

Inspired by a recent post of mine, Ian has written a short science fiction story entitled “Pro-Life” and posted it on his blog Irreducible Complexity. I think it is really good, and hope it gets a wide circulation and lots of reads. It addresses an issue that is currently a staple of science fiction, but [Read More…]

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Participation Grades

I’ve tried to use participation grades and I’m thinking the time has come to ditch them and simply leave it up to the student to learn as they learn best. Students are different, and learn differently. Then again, if participation grades penalize the silent contemplative learner, removing them could be interpreted as penalizing those students [Read More…]

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PhD Studentship on the Bible and Spirituality

Daniel Kirk shares details about a PhD studentship at the University of Gloucester, focused on the intersection of the Bible and spirituality. [Read more…]

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Clayboy on Q’s Christmas Story

Doug Chaplin explores the possibility that some of the commonalities between Matthew and Luke in their infancy stories (in spite of other glaring differences) might be due to material in Q. [Read more…]

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More on the Kitzmiller vs. Dover Trial Anniversary from the NCSE

The National Center for Science Education has shared another retrospective of their own as well as one from the Philadelphia Inquirer. They have also shared the top ten evolution stories of 2010. [Read more…]

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Latest Issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing

Volume 13, Issue 3 of the Journal of Electronic Publishing includes articles on open access repositories, academic search engine spam, and web-first publishing models. [Read more…]

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Merry Kitzmas!

Several bloggers have drawn attention to the fact that it was 5 years ago today that Judge Jones handed down his verdict in the Dover trial regarding Intelligent Design. Among those who have posted is Lauri Lebo, who covered the trial and wrote a book about it, The Devil in Dover: An Insider’s Story of Dogma [Read More…]

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An Experiment in Testing Digital Literacy

As I mentioned previously on my blog, this semester I tried something different in my class on the Bible. Rather than focus on recall and testing memorization, I focused on the ability to identify reliable sources of information. And so the final exam allowed them to use computers and presented them with questions that we [Read More…]

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Scholarship and the Language of Belief

Student assignments I’ve read this year seem to describe the conclusions of scholars as their “beliefs” about a subject much more frequently than I’ve noticed in the past. I wonder whether other professors have noticed something similar, and if so, how you respond to the use of such language. Personally, I think the appropriate language to [Read More…]

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