Cylon Resurrection and More from the Last Day #AARSBL #SBLAAR

If you didn’t get a copy of Religion and Science Fiction at AAR/SBL, one of the people you can blame is Jim Linville, who apparently was one of those who snatched up a copy. But when it inspired him to make this LOLcat image, I don’t think anyone can be mad at him, or indeed [Read More...]

Religion and Science Fiction Sold Out at #AARSBL #SBLAAR

Religion and Science Fiction sold out at the AAR/SBL conference, and so the publisher has decided to make the conference discount of 40% off available to anyone who contacts the publisher and indicates that they would have liked to have purchased it with the conference discount but could not because it sold out. I asked, [Read More...]

In San Francisco at AAR/SBL

I’ve made it to San Francisco for the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature conferences. I got to my hotel at 2am local time. I’ve already reconnected with good friends, and am looking forward to the bibliobloggers’ dinner tonight! Here’s the view from my hotel room: [Read more...]

The Bibliobloggers’ Dinner at SBL/AAR

Thanks for Bob Cargill, the time and place for the bibliobloggers’ dinner at SBL has been set: Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 7PM to 9PM, right after the Blogger section. It will be held here: The Press Club 20 Yerba Buena Lane San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 744-5000 Map: http://g.co/maps/tajxz http://www.pressclubsf.com/ I still think that [Read More...]

It’s Finally Here: The AAR/SBL App for iPhone/iPad!

The app for iPhone and iPad that has been designed for those attending the AAR/SBL 2011 Annual Meeting has finally been released. Click here to get it on iTunes! Stephen Cook spotted its appearance even before we received notification from AAR or SBL, and I am grateful that he shared the fact that he had [Read More...]

Together Again (Op-Ed in The Bible and Interpretation)

An opinion piece I wrote for The Bible and Interpretation has appeared on their web site. [Read more...]

Biblioblogger (and Religion Blogger?) Meeting in San Francisco

Bob Cargill has taken the initiative (as Jim West, Mark Goodacre and Dan McClellan have already shared) in trying to get bibliobloggers organized and moving forward in planning to meet up at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in November in San Francisco. I’d like to suggest that, in view of the conference’s reunion with [Read More...]

Blogging Israel Round-Up

For those friends and family who missed my series of posts about my trip to Israel while I was there, here’s a round-up of the posts from the trip: Tel AvivFrom Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to Bethlehem and HebronThe Old City of JerusalemQuote of the Day (Jerome Murphy-O’Connor)The Dead SeaLast Full Day in JerusalemOn the [Read More...]

SBL Annual Meeting Program Book Online

I’ve been meaning to share this since Tim Henderson mentioned it a while back. In case you missed it, the program book for the 2011 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Francisco is available online. [Read more...]

Ken Brown on the SBL International Monotheism Sessions

Ken Brown has posted a summary of the three sessions on the term monotheism and whether it should continue to be used in Biblical studies. The Bibliobloggers’ dinner went ahead just down the street from the originally-planned venue, at a place called dr.ink’s. It was well attended, including by a large number of non-bloggers, who [Read More...]

Drafts of My Article on Monotheism

My earliest draft of my reference article on the term “monotheism” was very brief, and so I can share it in its entirety here: monotheism n. Do not use this term. I came to the International Society of Biblical Literature conference hoping to get a better sense of whether this was the emerging scholarly consensus [Read More...]


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