Materializing the Bible

I had an online resource come to my attention recently, called Materializing the Bible. It is a collection of those places where an attempt is made to take some element of the Bible an recreate or reenact it in the present day. Another resource that was drawn to my attention is The Virtual World Project, which [Read More...]

I’ve Done My “Research”

From time to time I’ve had a commenter repeatedly copy and paste at length from online sources. In the most recent instance, the sources were credited, and so it wasn’t a case of plagiarism. But that doesn’t make the comments convincing – and that is for much the same reason that student papers which are a [Read More...]

Blogger and Online Publication SBL Call for Papers

This is a friendly reminder that the SBL call for papers for the November annual meeting closes Wednesday, March 4th. Here is the call for papers for the Blogger and Online Publication Section: The Blogger and Online Publication Section has focused most of its attention in recent years on the blogging side of its name. [Read More...]

Rigor in Online Education

My colleague Jim Keating wrote a piece about online education for the Tomorrow’s Professor eNewsletter. Here is an excerpt. Click through to read the rest. There is a worry that online education is not as rigorous as that which happens in the classroom. When we hear people ask wither a particular online course is sufficiently [Read More...]

(Learning) From a Distance

This is the follow-up to my song parody about online learning, “Message Sent on Moodle,” although I actually had the idea for doing a parody of “From a Distance” on this topic first. Hope you enjoy it. Here are the lyrics: From A Distance From a distance An online course can seem Like something that [Read More...]

Message Sent On Moodle

My latest parody song, this time on one of the potential pitfalls of online learning. [Read more...]

Scholarship and Blogging

Larry Hurtado has expressed some frustration with some members of his blog audience. Here is an excerpt from his recent blog post on the topic: Scholarly work intended to have an impact on the field isn’t done in blogging. The amount of data, its complexity, the analysis and argumentation involved, and the engagement with the [Read More...]

Yours Are The Tweets Through Which Love Touches This World

HT Kissing Fish on Facebook. Here is what Meredith Gould originally wrote, based on what Teresa of Avila wrote, and on which the video above is based: Christ Has No Online Presence but Yours Christ has no online presence but yours, No blog, no Facebook page but yours, Yours are the tweets through which love [Read More...]

Syriac Manuscripts from the Vatican Library Online

The Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts at Brigham Young University announced that a large number of additional Syriac manuscripts in the Vatican Library are now available in digital form online. Click through for a list of the manuscripts with details about what each one is. [Read more...]


I just had this drawn to my attention on Reddit: A subreddit for Outside, a free-to-play MMORPG developed by Deity Games and the most popular game, with 7 billion+ active players. Currently NOT looking for other moderators Guide to good comments/submissions: Remember, it’s not a bug, it’s a feature. It’s a lot more fun to explain something [Read More...]

Torrey Seland drew attention to the website, where books (mostly on the Bible and theology) that they have scanned but not yet made available through the Logos app are available. I did a search for “Mandaean” and it turned up interesting results. Take a look and explore whatever interests you!   [Read more...]