Gods Aspiring to be Human, Humans Aspiring to be Gods

This post will focus more on Fringe than Doctor Who or Sherlock Holmes, but this quote that came to my attention is relevant to a key element in the show. The original words of the quote in their exact form are: Sherlock Holmes is a human being who aspires to be a god and the [Read More…]

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…]

BibleWorks Special Offer

The folks at BibleWorks let me know about this special offer and asked me to spread the word: 12 day special Through December 25, when you buy BibleWorks 9, we’ll include the ESV Study Bible module for free ($20 value)! This is the full text of the ESV Study Bible, withhigh-resolution images and maps. (Offer does not apply to upgrades.) Learn more about [Read More…]

Sketchy-Looking Academic Web Sites

I was grading final exams from my class on the Bible this evening, and a student’s comment made me chuckle. I focus in this course on information literacy skills, i.e. the identification of reliable sources of information online. One student found a reputable scholar’s academic web site hosted at their university. I won’t say which [Read More…]

How and What we Learn and Teach

I am taking an online course at Butler, offered to faculty who are gearing up ourselves to offer online courses. Here are some videos that were shared as part of the course, which I think offer important food for thought for educators. This classic bit of comedy makes the point that if you are going [Read More…]

This Year’s AAR/SBL iPad App is Finally Available!

If you are an iPad, iPhone, or iPod user, and you are attending the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and/or the Society of Biblical Literature in November, you have been impatiently awaiting the promised iOS app for your device dedicated to the event (just as we did around this time last year). [Read More…]

Google Chrome’s Advanced Settings are a Threat to the Universe

If you don’t think so, you’ve clearly never looked at them carefully: No human being should have the power to obliterate anything from the beginning of time… [Read more…]

Error 404: Halloween Costume Not Found

Not a bad idea for a last minute non-costume! [Read more…]

Multitasking Limit Reached

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Premature Finality

When I saw this cartoon on the blog The Egyptiana Emporium, it made me reflect on how easy it is to revise what we write nowadays compared with in the past… Once it was a matter of starting over carving in stone the entire tablet. Then it was “simply” a matter of typing one or [Read More…]