My Course on How to Use the Internet

The new semester at Butler University begins on Monday. My course on the Bible is at the same time a course on how to use the internet. The need for training in such skills is illustrated well by this image that has been circulating on Facebook: Whether or not to take advantage of the accessibility [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Blogging the First Doctor

Here is a round-up of my blogging about the earliest seasons of Doctor Who, as originally portrayed by William Hartnell. An Unearthly Child (continued in 100,000 BC and The Firemaker) The Daleks (novelization) The Edge of Destruction Marco Polo The Keys of Marinus The Aztecs The Sensorites The Reign of Terror Planet of Giants The [Read More...]

Redaction Criticism, Star Trek, and the Bible (Director’s Cut)

To err is human. To learn to take the time to revise and improve on first drafts of one’s work may not be divine but it sure is important. In the freshman class I teach, students are required to submit a first draft of most papers, which is then graded and given feedback, after which [Read More...]

Religious Believers and Science Fiction Nerds around the Blogosphere

First, let me share this great video again on the parallel phenomena of religious fundamentalism and nerdiness: I felt compelled to share the video, since I have been having a conversation on Facebook with a Whovian fundamentalist whose canon includes the 1996 special but rejects the current series. The fan in question also rejects my [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Starting Again From The Beginning

Doctor Who fans may be wondering what to do between now and the next new episode, the Christmas special that is a few months away. I’m planning to re-watch or at least listen to all Doctor Who episodes, beginning from the very beginning. I’ve seen many of them before, but have not watched or listened [Read More...]


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