Monthly Archives: March 2009

45 posts

Mid-Atlantic AAR/SBL Schedule

Our colleague Jeremy Schipper has sent along the attached pdf of the schedule for the Mid-Atlantic AAR/SBL. It looks like a good schedule. I am still not sure if I can make it, but I will try. 2009 MAR AAR-SBL Program Schedule. MID-ATLANTIC AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION and MID-ATLANTIC SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE AAR SBL ANNUAL MEETING March 26–27, 2009 (Thursday-Friday) at THE RADISSON HOTEL AT CROSS KEYS 5100 Falls Road,  100 Village Square Baltimore, […]

Sheldon: Some words just don’t sound like what they are…

One of my all time favorite web comics is Sheldon by Dave Kellett. He is always witty and  very funny (see the series two weeks ago about make up for dudes, which does now exist in England! “Guyliner” and “manscara,” I kid you not. Chris Tilling must be behind it.) Well, today he was musing about words.  

Bible Brief: Lamentations

It has not yet been put into final pdf format and when it does I will post a link, but I (finally) finished the Lamentations volume for the small pamphlets in the Bible Briefs series that Stephen Cook is editing! Since I think Lamentations is a rather good book for studying during Lent I thought I would go ahead and post my intro here. The audience for this series is Christian laity so don’t look […]

Belated photo posting: Mardi Gras

And not just a week late, these are from 2006, our last Mardi Gras in NOLA. This was also the first Mardi Gras after Katrina, so if you head over the photo set you will see people dressed with blue tarps (the house covering of choice provided by FEMA) and “vanilla extract” after Nagin’s comments about NOLA being a chocolate city (Mardi Gras Costume photo set).  

Paul Harvey, 1918 – 2009

Paul Harvey (September 4, 1918 – February 28, 2009) that great radio broadcaster has died. It is amazing to realize just how long his radio career was and I feel that now we will no longer know the rest of the story. I vividly remember one spring day when my mother was driving me up to Damascus to pick up my brother from high school (I must have been in 6th grade) and hearing him do […]