Games and Pedagogy

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Jesus’ Personality and His Father’s Business

Last Sunday in my Sunday school class we started off with the question of whether Jesus was ever a student. We got there by way of a discussion the previous week about whether Jesus had been John’s disciple. This time we turned to Luke, which depicts Jesus as staying behind in Jerusalem in the temple [Read More…]

Digital Humanities Opportunities

First, a call for papers for a new academic book series exploring the intersection of Christianity and the Digital Humanities: Second, from Princeton University: Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Application link here) The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton University invites applications for a two-year Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting in July 2017. As [Read More…]

Academics Against the Immigration Ban

There is a petition that all academics are invited to become signatories of: https://notoimmigrationban.com/ I have submitted my name asking that it be added, and I hope that you will do the same if you are a professor. The steering committee of the American Academy of Religion’s New Religious Movements program unit issued this statement: The president [Read More…]

Enabling Constraints in the Study of Religion

Via Religion Bulletin: Enabling Constraints: A Symposium on the Demands of Frameworks and Data in the Study of Religion April 27-28, 2017 With Keynote Addresses from: Dr. Winnifred Sullivan, Indiana University Bloomington Dr. John W. Marshall, University of Toronto The study of religion operates in a tension between the demands of its frameworks and the [Read More…]

Adjunct Professor Needed at University of Massachusetts Boston

If you or someone you know is qualified and available to teach this course, please contact jason.vonehrenkrook@umb.edu [Read more…]

Call for Papers: The Place of Religion in Film

March 30th-April 1st, the University of Syracuse will host a conference on “The Place of Religion in Film,” as part of the Ray Smith Symposium Series. Here’s the full call for papers: The Place of Religion in Film March 30 – April 1, 2017 with plenaries featuring Joaquim Pinto, director, and Nuno Leonel, cinematographer, of [Read More…]

If You Know The Answer

A friend mentioned on Facebook having seen a billboard with these words on it at Oregon Health and Science University. I couldn’t find a picture of that actual billboard online, and so I made a meme with the phrase. It is indeed a great one. “If you know the answer, ask bigger questions.” How might [Read More…]

Language of Instruction

When I saw this in the description of a course taught at a German university, I had to laugh: The information on the page in question is otherwise in English. [Read more…]

The University Administrator’s Prayer

I had the idea for the above variation on the Serenity Prayer during a recent conversation about the fact that those of us who oversee programs such as a core curriculum may not have authority to make faculty conform with either best practices, or even with written guidelines about programs. At most universities, faculty have a high degree [Read More…]