The Latest Roman Technology: aBook

HT Mark Goodacre for this wonderful parody of the iPad from Horrible Histories. [Read more...]

The Future of the Impressive Personal Library

HT Marc Cortez [Read more...]

Israel and the Palestinians: Reading Recommendations Sought

I’m hoping to read three books with students who will be participating in the trip to Israel/Palestine in May 2012. The first I’ve already decided on, and it is A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus: Reading the Gospels on the Ground by Bruce Fisk. I’m also using it as a textbook in my historical Jesus class. [Read More...]

How To Get Me A Christmas Present That Costs You Nothing And That Others Can Enjoy Too!

If you’ve ever thought that maybe it would be nice to give a Christmas present to a blogger whose blog you read regularly, then here’s a suggestion for a “present” you can get me that won’t cost you anything but a few moments of your time. Go to your local university or public library’s web [Read More...]

Kindle Books as Gifts (and Interesting Information about Amazon)

I was browsing on Amazon.com today when I noticed that it is possible to give a Kindle book as a gift. As someone who wonders about the appropriateness of sending electronic greeting cards and the like, I also wonder about the giving of electronic gifts. In this high tech era we live in, would you [Read More...]

Hitchhiker’s Historical Jesus Giveaway

As I mentioned a while back, I’ll be participating in a “blog tour” around the book A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus. In connection with that, Baker Academic Press is holding a giveaway, and you can now visit their site and participate. [Read more...]

Skepticism Around the Blogosphere

I began this post wanting to share the news that the forger of the lead codices has admitted that they are fakes – but David Elkington is claiming that his are real. See Steve Caruso’s, Joel Watts’, Jim Davila’s and Tom Verenna’s posts on the subject for all the details. Elsewhere in the skeptical blogosphere, Joe Felsenstein [Read More...]

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me This Until Now?

I was rather surprised to read an article today claiming that most people are unaware that they can search for keywords in documents and websites, as simply as pressing CTRL+F, entering the search term and clicking or pressing enter. I suspect that there are plenty of other things that some of us take for granted, [Read More...]

Religion and Science Fiction: A Special Offer for Readers of Exploring Our Matrix

The book I edited, Religion and Science Fiction, is now available for purchase via the publisher’s web site. And for a limited time, I am able to offer readers of this blog a discount coupon code! For a limited time, purchase Religion and Science Fiction on the publisher’s website and receive a 40% discount off [Read More...]

In Praise of the iPad in an Airport

What can one do if stranded waiting for a flight, or perhaps just waiting for a flight without unexpected delays? It is amazing how much work and how much entertainment you can bring with you on an iPad. Depending on the amount of free space you have, you can fill up with more books, working [Read More...]

Lead Codexes in the News Again

Here are some blogs and bloggers that discuss the subject: Jona Lendering, Jim Davila, Mike Heiser, Tom Verenna, and Jim West (twice). [Read more...]


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