Are E-Books Unscholarly?

I found myself feeling somewhat dismayed reading Michael E. Smith’s grumpy post about e-books at Publishing Archaeology. One of his complaints is about the inability to cite a specific page number in e-books. He asks “Is it no longer considered important that a reader be able to cite a specific page number in a book?” [Read More...]

Building a Church in Minecraft

A young and creative individual in my church, David Peacock, created this in Minecraft: It is a rendition of the building where my church meets, Crooked Creek Baptist Church. Here is a photo, for comparison: I am very impressed with the likeness, and the creativity in doing something like this. It got me thinking about [Read More...]

The Old is New Again

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Ja,es

After a couple of years of practice typing on an iPad, I still find that (at least when I am typing without looking at the keyboard) my name ends up coming out more frequently as  Ja,es  than James. Presumably this is due to the slight difference in size between the iPad’s on-screen keyboard and a [Read More...]

Human Souls Trapped in the World Wide Web

I blogged previously about the episode “The Bells of St. John,” but did not dive in detail into its metaphorical treatment of how technology has taken hold of our lives. The idea of souls being uploaded and trapped in a world wide web, and crying out for help, sounds less like Twitter specifically, as per [Read More...]

Academia Automatica

Apparently Academia.edu has evolved to the point where it no longer waits for us to add our scholarly content. Like Google Scholar, it is now able to track down our publications and add them to our profiles. And since there were several items that I had yet to add or update, I think this is [Read More...]

Reluctant Adopter of New Technology

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Take These Two Tablets

It looks like someone has reworked the old joke about God giving Moses a “prescription” for the Israelites' problems, saying (as a doctor might), “Take these two tablets and call me in the morning.” [Read more...]

Fringe: Humans, Animals, and Anomalies

Yesterday’s episode of Fringe, “Anomaly XB-6783746,” had a less explicitly theological focus than the one before it. But it raised crucial questions of another sort: what makes a human being, what does it mean to be an animal, and what does evolution have to do with it – whether evolution that occurs naturally, or resulting [Read More...]

Tweetings of Comfort and Joy

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Fringe: Can You Change Your Mind?

I’ve been wanting to blog about Fringe this season, but the relative paucity of explicit God-talk meant that I often didn’t have a clear topic to focus on in posts. But even the new intro is worth focusing attention on. In place of the paranormal fringe science or pseudoscience of the previous seasons, it substitutes [Read More...]


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