Monthly Archives: August 2007

41 posts

What is Wrong With America?

It isn’t CNN or The Daily Show.This is really old news. I mean really old news since I am about to comment on a three year old story. My wife is teaching a communications course at PSU this semester and one of the assignments required is to watch the video below and to answer questions about it (since every PSU student must take it the assignments are standardized by the department). The questions include things […]

NOLA Murder Board

CNN has featured a friend of mine who is rector of St. Anna’s in New Orleans. Bill and his wife are remarkable people who have come through great struggles of their own, even before Katrina, to serve God in ministry. What adds to the distress is that one would hope that crime would go down as NOLA fights for its survival and rebirth and yet it has gotten worse. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) — Father […]

‘2 Years On’ and who can stand it?

I have been too busy to blog regularly, but I should not let the Second Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina go past. Below is my wife’s comments from her blog The Unlikely Missionary and she points out the importance of positive remembrance. Elizabeth’s words speak better than any I could muster: I spoke to a friend in New Orleans this afternoon who left work early to go home and drink. She was so overwhelmed and depressed […]

Firefox with Zotero Citation

Interesting tidbit via The Firefox Releases New ‘Campus Edition’ Web Browser – Firefox Releases New ‘Campus Edition’ Web Browser It’s the time of year to stock up on school supplies — new spiral notebooks, pens, and … a new Web browser. Last week Mozilla, maker of the popular Firefox Web browser, released Firefox Campus Edition for free download. A key feature of the new browser is the Zotero citation system developed by George Mason University’s […]

Little League World Series

My brother has a place near Williamsport, just an hour and 30 away from us, so Mack and I joined my brother and his family to watch the final game of the Little League World Series. It was great! Gorgeous weather, extra innings, Georgia (US) won, and best of all hanging out with Mack (with me in front of Casey at bat). We had kettle corn, hotdogs, and cotton candy. There are very few days […]

Freshman Class

Our students have just arrived on campus. This class were (mostly) born in 1988. So, what have they known in their lifetime? The CD was introduced the year they were born. They have always had an answering machine They have always had cable. Their lifetime has always included AIDS. Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show. Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave. They never took a swim and thought about Jaws. […]

SBL Meeting Schedule Published

This year’s SBL Schedule of session is now up! S19-54 Aramaic Studies 11/19/2007 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM Room: Anaheim – MM Michael Segal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem From Joseph to Daniel to Antiochus: The Literary Development of Daniel 2 (20 min) Discussion (10 min) Robert R. Phenix, Jr., Saint Louis University Investigation of Ezra 4:12 in Light of Syntax of Aramaic of Ezra (20 min) Discussion (10 min) Alejandro F. Botta, Southern Methodist University […]

First Night with the Dean

First Night with the Dean! This year’s convocation had a twist: late night talk show format. This was the most fun I have had in a LONG time. It was great! Be sure to check out the podcast. Some highlights: The Pulse was our student band. The Provost was my first guest and said that “Provost Pistachio” would be a good flavor for the Berkey Creamery to create. Megan Krench, our Lead Mentor spoke about […]

Bibliopodcast #2 – Rick Brannan

Today I had the great pleasure of interviewing Rick Brannan of Ricoblog. Rick was a great guest and talked about going from Econ to Pauline Epistles to programming. Rick has also been working for Logos Bible Software (14 years this month!) and gave this Mac user a nice summary of the features and strengths of Logos.  I hope you all will enjoy the 30 minutes of conversation. I know I did! Play in new […]